Life is uncertain. We've all heard of it, and it can make people nervous. However, there are times when global events create even more uncertainty in daily life. The coronavirus outbreak, is one of these times for many people, it has infiltrated our local communities. People are losing their jobs, and even some businesses are closing. People are advised to stay at home and maintain social distance. Because it has spread globally, the World Health Organization has classified it as a pandemic.
Human Beings are said to be social animals. However, with the COVID-19, we are told to practice social distancing, and as a result, many people may experience stress and anxiety. How can you deal with your anxiety and worry during these uncertain times? Here are a few ideas.
Stay connected with loved ones
Depression and anxiety can be brought on by fear and isolation. We must make an effort to maintain regular contact with others. Stay connected with your family members, friends, and coworkers through phone or video call. Also remember to check on those who are on their own. Another great way to stay connected is through social media, but remember to take breaks from digital devices and turn them off before going to bed.
Say no to the overdose of news
It is critical to stay informed, but constantly checking for updates or watching the news can be detrimental to your mental health. Stick to reputable news sources and limit your exposure, if social media or news stories make you anxious. Just make sure you aren't ignoring all the news and important messages—the goal is to take in only what you need and reduce the excess, not to ignore the situation entirely.
Health should be a priority
How we feel is greatly influenced by our physical health. At times like these, it's easy to slip into unhealthy patterns of behavior that make you feel even worse. Consume nutritious, well-balanced meals, drink plenty of water, and engage in regular physical activity. Avoid smoking and using drugs, and limit your alcohol consumption.
Try meditation and mindfulness
Mindfulness and meditation allows you to be present at the moment and feel energized. Relaxation techniques can also assist some people in coping with anxiety and stress.
We may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely, or frustrated as a result of the current situation. Everyone has different feelings at times. And it is perfectly normal to feel this way; everyone reacts differently; and for the majority of us, these difficult feelings will pass.
If you still feel that you are unable to manage your anxiety, make an appointment and consult a doctor. You can always choose to have an expert teleconsultation with myHealthmeter.
Take care of yourself as well as those around you.