COVID-19 and the lockdown have caused an increase in anxiety for many people. Here are some approaches that will help you deal with anxiety during this pandemic.
The state of the world
Be selective and decide for yourself what type of media you are going to follow on your devices and block others. Let your family and friends know that you prefer not to engage in discussions regarding the situation. Focus on other things that help you relax.
Stay informed, but not overwhelmed
It is important to stay aware of current health guidelines and recommendations for your health and safety without overdosing on the massive amount of news that is circulating. Set a specific time in the morning or evening to read or listen to some news updates just for a short period and after that have a break from no more news.
Another idea can be to have one of your friends or family give you a brief overview about what’s happening with COVID-19, but keeping it short.
Your loved ones
If you feel concerned about your loved ones, tell them how you feel. Keep in touch with them regularly and remind them how important it is to know the symptoms of COVID-19; for more information click here
These are weird times for everyone, but we must try to see it with a positive attitude as much as we can. If you must work from home, we invite you to read our blog “Tips For Working At Home During COVID-19”.
However, if you are not currently working, try to develop a schedule where you can do some activities to make you productive, such as working out, clean your closet, cook something new, read a book, or meditate.
Get in touch with your loved ones
Reach out and call a loved one or good friend, be honest with them how are you feeling now. Remember that they are there for you and can help you manage your feelings. Knowing that you are not alone can help you manage your anxiety better.