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Much has changed in the everyday life of norwegians in the course of a short time.

The most restrictive measures in peacetime in Norway is implemented in order to prevent the spread of koronaviruset. Breaks are good for the mental health, advises professionals.

– For most people, it will be a good advice to take breaks regularly, so the news is now, ” says Ottar Bjerkeset.

He is a professor in mental health work at the North university in Levanger.

– tends to overtenke

People react differently to what they read in the news and what they see on TV about koronakrisen.

Those who are concerned about and thinks a lot will have a tendency to overtenke. For the group, it is very important to take a break from the media, ” says Bjerkeset.

The more we think about it and the more we follow the news, the more scary it will be for us, ” explains the psychiatrist.

– It can be a superb opportunity to train themselves to master the unpleasant thoughts, ” says Bjerkeset.

the Metaphor tankevirus is used within the psychological treatment. He says that others can take the easier of the korona-news.

We have the group that have ignored the more. It may be that they have followed with too little in the news. Then, they may begin to follow with more, ” says Bjerkeset, emphasizing that it is important to follow the media to get information about smittehygiene and other measures.

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FRESH AIR: People on the streets of Steinkjer, norway believes it is important to unplug from the news about the korona.

Photo: Tariq Alisubh / NRK Sells several puzzle

People on the streets of Steinkjer in Trøndelag believe much has changed.

your Feed is terrifying and scary. Breaks are important, ” says Rolf Mellan. He is in the shop, together with his wife to get hold of the puzzle.

He is far from the only one, tells Gertrude Holand in Steinkjer, norway bookstore.

People need something else. It is a very increase in the sale of jigsaw puzzles, games and aktivitetshefter. I notice a big change. Much is different and it is a strange situation, ” says Holand.

Elin Bromstad believes it is good to be out.

– It is important to get out, not just see on TV. I’m a little sad that the library is closed. But it is opening to borrow books on the web, ” says Bromstad and elaborates:

– You need to unwind from what happens in the world. It’s pretty cool photos and things to read, also about what can happen next.

Here is some advice

Professor in mental health work, Ottar Bjerkeset, lists the following tips that can help us in the time we are inside:

Be together with the immediate family. It provides a good quality of life for many fresh air Resume your hobbies you would not otherwise have time for in a busy life Watch a movie or read a book

Bjerkeset explains that the good breaks prevents the excessive thinking that can contribute to being more uncertain and afraid. Which in turn can affect both sleep patterns and appetite.

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