How to Deal with Coronavirus Anxiety
It’s impossible to move about your day without mention of the novel coronavirus, which continues to be an ongoing battle across the world. Every news station, social media outlet, and newspaper talks about the spread and total deaths that day. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious during this time. To help, here are a few tips that can ease the effects of anxiety.
Acknowledge your anxiety
Trying to deny any anxious feelings isn’t going to help you manage your stress later on. Anxiety helps us to prepare and be safe. Remember that it is okay to feel anxious during this uncertain time. Instead of pushing your feeling away, acknowledge it so you can let it go.
Focus on what you can control
Truthfully, there’s not a lot you can do about what’s happening around you. You can only take care of yourself and those you love. You can control certain things like how often you wash your hands, staying away from people who are sick, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, staying home, and keeping your immune system strong by eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and managing stress.
Unplug when you can
When you consume too much of the negative media, it can take a toll on your mental health. There’s a balance between staying up-to-date and overwhelming yourself. Give yourself a 10-minute window every day to catch up on the latest updates from reliable sources, and spend the rest of your day avoiding the news.
Stay busy with other things
This is a classic tactic to keep your anxiety under control. Focus on your daily tasks and add in fun activities to keep anxiety to a minimum. If you’re stuck for ideas, you can try baking, solving a puzzle, reading or calling someone you love to talk.
Remember that this is an unprecedented time – It is okay to feel anxious. We hope that these tips help to manage anxiety in the coming days. At Premier Risk, we understand that this is a stressful and troubling time for us all. For the peace of mind that your finances are protected, contact us to secure reliable insurance today.