Coronavirus Anxiety – Let’s talk about it.
The COVID 19 pandemic has caused a great deal of anxiety for people all around the world, rightfully so. What can we do to help ease our worries during this unprecedented time?
There are plenty of things we can do to help not only our physical health, but our mental health as well!
Connect with family and friends. This is incredibly important. Take advantage of phone calls, text messages, video calls, etc. It is incredibly important to stay connected to your loved ones. In addition, be sure to check on your neighbors and the elderly. We all need to work together to help people feel included and cared about.
Stay Informed – but not obsessively. It is normal to research and watch the media in regard to COVID-19, but be aware of how often you do, and if it is a credible source. If you start to feel signs of anxiety while watching the news, change the channel and find something positive to watch.
Focus – on what you CAN control, rather than what you cannot. This is the key to finding a good balance. When things feel out of control is when we get anxious, so what can we do to help?
Wash your hands often, and after touching any potentially infectious surfaces. You need to wash your hands with warm soapy water, and for at least 20 seconds.
Wear a mask! Be sure to always carry a mask with you. Masks have been proven to help slow the spread of coronavirus. It is imperative that we all do our part.
Stay home and stay safe. I know, we are all sick of sitting at home. But we must remember that this is not forever. We must be patient and understand that vaccinations will be coming soon. We've made it this long; we can do it a little longer.
Exercise! This is a great way to release some nervous energy and get focused. Be creative! Try new types of exercise, you never know if you like it until you try it! Be sure to check with your doctor before starting a new workout regimen.
More questions? Contact Julie at LCOA and we will be glad to assist you.
Lung Center of America