COVID-19 Research Project: What to think and do

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions to stay at home or severely restrict their activities. This major disruption increases the risk for depression and anxiety. When outside forces reduce our ability to control our lives, it is important to focus on those things we CAN control. This study will create an inventory of thoughts and activities that people all over the world have found helpful in remaining emotionally healthy. By crowdsourcing this information and sharing it widely, we hope to help prevent serious depression and anxiety across the globe. Rating results are displayed below.

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Results are based on 1,095 adult consented participants worldwide

Updated June 15, 2021

Average ratings for helpful thoughts,
activities on your own, and activities with others


Rating range 1 to 5, 1 = lowest rating, 5 = highest rating

Thoughs rated from most helpful to least helpful
(n = number of ratings per thought):
 
 
 

 

Helpful Thoughts Specific to COVID-19
Pensamientos Útiles Especificos a COVID-19

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Rating

English Spanish    
I am thankful for all the work essential workers do. Estoy agradecido por todo el trabajo que hacen los trabajadores esenciales. 525 4.5
I feel good when I see others practicing physical distancing in public. Me siento bien cuando veo a otros practicar distanciamiento físico en público. 520 4.2
I feel good when I see others wearing a face mask/face covering in public. Me siento bien cuando veo a otros usando una mascarilla/cubierta de cara en público. 520 4.1
I feel good when I practice physical distancing when I need to go out. Me siento bien cuando practico distanciamiento físico cuando necesito salir. 518 3.8
I feel good when I wear a face mask/face covering when I need to go out. Me siento bien cuando uso una mascarilla/cubierta de cara cuando necesito salir. 517 3.7

 

Top 10 Rated Helpful Thoughts in General
10 Mejores Pensamientos Útiles en General

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Rating

English Spanish    
A nice, relaxing evening can be enjoyable. Da gusto disfrutar de una noche tranquila. 234 4.1
I’ve gotten good things in life. La vida me ha dado muchas cosas buenas. 218 4.1
I’m a good person. Soy una buena persona. 204 4.0
I am doing the best I can. Hago lo mejor que puedo. 222 4.0
I’m considerate of others. Soy atento/considerado(a) con otras personas. 187 4.0
I’m pretty smart. Soy inteligente. 209 4.0
I’m honest. Soy honesto(a). 222 3.9
I am a very responsible person. Soy responsable. 220 3.9
The weather is great today. El clima está agradable. 216 3.9
I’m a sensitive person. Soy una persona sensible. 198 3.8

Activities that you can do on your own rated from most helpful to least helpful
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Top 10 Rated Helpful Activities to do on your Own
10 Mejores Actividaes Útiles Para Hacer Solo(a)

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Rating

English Spanish    
Sleeping soundly at night. Dormir profundamente por la noche. 76 4.3
Taking a bath. Darme un baño. 76 4.2
Listening to music. Escuchar musica. 77 4.2
Doing a job well. Hacer un buen trabajo. 75 4.2
Taking a shower. Darme una ducha. 98 4.2
Wearing clean clothes. Usar ropa limpia. 96 4.1
Listening to the radio/music. Escuchar la radio/musica. 86 4.1
Laughing. Reír. 86 4.1
Finishing a project or task. Terminar un proyecto o tarea. 88 4.0
Having peace and quiet. Tener paz y tranquilidad. 82 4.0

Activities that you can do with others rated from most helpful to least helpful
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Top 10 Rated Helpful Activities to do with Others
10 Mejores Actividaes Útiles Para Hacer con otras Personas

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Rating

English Spanish    
Being with someone I love. Estar con alguien a quien quiero. 113 4.6
Seeing good things happen to my family or friends. Ver que cosas buenas suceden a mi familia o amistades. 102 4.3
Being told I am loved. Que me digan que me quieren. 107 4.1
Having family members or friends do something that makes me proud of them. Sentir orgullo por lo que mi familia o amigos han logrado. 95 4.1
Being complimented or told I have done well. Que me digan que he hecho algo bien. 84 4.1
Having a frank and open conversation. Tener una conversación honesta y franca. 94 4.1
Smiling at people. Sonreír a la gente. 96 4.1
Being asked for my help or advice. Ser solicitado por mi ayuda o consejo. 89 4.0
Doing something to help my parents. Hacer algo para ayudar a mis padres. 96 4.0
Expressing my love to someone. Expresar mi amor por alguien. 91 3.9