Is the Spread of Covid making you anxious? Struggling to keep your anxiety under control during such times?

Over two years have passed since SARS-CoV-2 began to spread across the world. Its appearance, which first caused mild concern, soon turned into serious worry as more people received a diagnosis of COVID-19.

The Ongoing pandemic has not just affected us physically but also mentally. 

 

The most common emotion experienced by people during these times is fear. It makes us anxious, panicky and can even possibly make us think, say or do things that we might not consider appropriate under normal circumstances. 

 

If you find yourself in such a situation, how do you control your anxiety?

It is the uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus that is the most challenging. We still don’t know exactly how we’ll be impacted, how long this will last, or how bad things might get. This creates an environment in which we spiral into overwhelming dread and panic. But there are many ways to manage your anxiety and fears during coronavirus.

 

Here’s what you can do, 

 

  • STAY INFORMED BUT LIMIT YOUR FREQUENCY TO ONCE OR TWICE A DAY.

     It is important to stay informed  But there’s a lot of misinformation going around, as well as sensationalistic coverage that only feeds into fear. It’s important to be discerning about what you read and watch.

  • Seek information only from reliable resources
  • Limit the frequency of updates 
  • Step away from social media if you start to feel overwhelmed 
  • Be careful about what you share.

 

  1. PAUSE.BREATHE.REFLECT 

Take some slow breaths in through your nose and slowly breath out. Slow breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress because it signals your brain to relax your body. Now notice how you’re feeling and what you are feeling, reflect on it without any judgments. Instead of reacting or responding to those thoughts try writing them down and let them go! 

 

  1. TAKE CARE OF YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH.

You need to take care of your physical health as well.

  •  Get vaccinated 
  • Eat regular meals at normal times 
  • Get 8 hours of sleep 
  • Keep up with personal hygiene 
  • Exercise regularly and follow all the precautions given by the WHO 
  • Avoid public gatherings 

 

  1. CONNECT WITH OTHERS.

 

  Staying connected with people you love and trust can help. Keep in regular contact with people   close to you and tell them how you feel, share your feelings with them, this will help you know that 

 YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS. there are so many others who are feeling just as you are feeling. 

 

If you know people in your community who are isolated—particularly the elderly or disabled—you can still offer support. Perhaps an older neighbor needs help with groceries? You can always leave packages on their doorstep to avoid direct contact. Or maybe they just need to hear a friendly, reassuring voice over the phone. Many local social media groups can help put you in touch with vulnerable people in your area.

  1. BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS. 

Don’t expect too much from yourself on your difficult days. Accept that you can be more productive on some days and some days you need to rest and not do any work.

Accepting yourself for your shortcomings is really important.

 

While you are loving and being kind to yourself, make sure that you are also being kind to people around you. This is a tough time for everyone. Lend a helping hand to people, if you are able to do it. 

  1. EXPLORE NEW THINGS.

While you are stuck behind these 4 doors of your home and can’t really do much, I would suggest you utilise this time to learn something you always wanted to or just explore new trending fields like Coding [ try THEHACKINGSCHOOL.COM ] or maybe try to knit a sweater for your parents or take that bathroom singing seriously and learn about music.
There’s so much you can try and there’s so much to explore!  

 

While you are at home, I wish you HAPPY LEARNING <3 

 

  1. REACH OUT IF YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP.

Don’t hesitate to seek professional help if you think you need it.
It’s okay to talk and we are always here to listen to you.
Just Go on to www.goodmind.co and take our free AI assessment test.

Remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER <3

 

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