At all times, but especially during crises, it is worth taking extra care of your mental health.
You could try, for instance, spending less time on social media or going to a quieter place, far away from the crowded city. You will be impressed by the effects and you will most certainly gain back your optimism.
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The healthiest way to look at a difficult period in our lives is as an opportunity for improvement and personal growth.
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