Coping During COVID-19
Are you struggling with daily anxiety during these uncertain times? We have some ideas to bring a little normalcy back to your life.
You are far from alone if you are having difficulties dealing with changes, disappointment, and powerlessness during the pandemic. In a recent article for TalkSpace, licensed therapist Cynthia Catchings, Executive Director at the women’s Emotional Wellness Center offered up these helpful tips.
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories.
- Take care of your body. Exercise, meditate, breathe!
- Make time to relax. Think about the activities you enjoy and do them as often as you can.
- Connect with others. Talking to people, while practicing physical distancing, and keeping a positive outlook can be beneficial to you as well as the other person.
- Take time to talk with your loved ones about the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Reassure the elderly and children in your life that they are safe. Let them know it is OK if they feel worried or upset — but try and reassure them and keep them safe by following public health guidelines.
- Try to keep to your regular routines.
- Be a role model for those around you both virtually, and in-person.
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