All teens cope with COVID-19 in different ways and there aren’t any “right ways” to cope with COVID-19. One way some teens cope with this pandemic is by walking outside or doing exercise. Exercising is a great way to relieve stress and calm people down. Some teens play video games to help with stress, video games are a great way to distress. Doing things you like is also a very good way to distress because it takes all the bad things off of your mind and you concentrate on something positive rather than something negative.
Some teens do nothing to help cope with the pandemic. They feel like doing nothing is relaxing and calming. Distressing and calming down is great and everyone should do the best they can to do it, mainly because the key to stay healthy is your mental health stated by the 4-H newsletter. Eating healthy is also a good way to cope with any stress because feeling healthy can be motivating to keep you up and have good effects on you not just during the pandemic but also during the rest of your life. Covid has affected all of us, including me. I deal with it by reading, playing with my cat, and playing video games. I feel playing video games help the most because I control what I want to do, there are no boundaries or limits to what I can do in games and I find them really fun. If anyone has animals they know it can be a hassle to take care of them. My cat is no exception. He likes to play fight a lot and wakes me up during the middle of the night because he wants to play.
I feel using social media to cope with COVID-19is also a good way to relieve stress because you focus on something other than COVID-19, I personally don’t use social media because I don’t feel the need to know what other people are doing or where other people are going. I also don’t invest much time in watching tv or movies. If I do it would be for the news or political reasons, investing in a VR headset is also really good if you have a lot of space. I don’t have one mainly because of the cost but if you can afford it, it is a great escape from reality and you can see things you’ve never seen or done before and there are a lot of games on vr headsets like beat saber and more.
COVID-19 has changed most people’s life either in a good or bad way, it has affected me as well, but there is no bad that doesn’t bring good, and during COVID-19 I got to spend a lot of time with family and my cat.
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