Have you been feeling anxious during the past six months of COVID? If so, you are not alone.
The Oxford Dictionary defines anxiety as: “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome”.
For many, COVID has certainly triggered anxiety in our emotions, thoughts or feelings as we deal with the ongoing uncertainties of the future. With our world and media focusing on COVID for the past six months, this has impacted our lives in many negative ways. One of them being the anxiety it has caused for many. If you find that you are anxious because of the ongoing changes and impact due to COVID, it’s time to rebalance and get your stress and anxiety under control.
So what do we do to help our anxiety?
- Start by identifying what is causing your feelings or worry. If the constant media attention or news is causing you anxiety, turn off the media sources. Turning off the technology can also bring a sense of calm.
- Remember or find what brings you joy. What makes you feel good? What gives you a positive attitude? Find those activities, or people and do more with these.
- Take care of yourself. Eat healthy foods, take long walks, get enough sleep, BREATHE!
- Accept that the stresses of COVID are real, and have real consequences on your life. Accept it and start taking steps to take care and nurture yourself.
- Always remember that there is no shame in asking for help. Reach out to an understanding friend or family member, or talk to a counselor. There are many professional resources if you need help.
These are stressful times, and increased and prolonged anxiety can be detrimental to your health and life. Identify the sources of your anxiety and make a plan to refocus and rebalance your life.
Be healthy, and anxiety free. B-Resilient
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