Covid-19 has all of us globally shook. Anxiety is at an all-time high and rightfully so. People are worried and concerned about contracting the virus, the health of their elderly loved ones, the stability of the economy, their jobs, and their money. Being in isolation during a 15-day quarantine is adding to people’s fears. Things are escalating and rapidly changing concerning the state of everything. We’re being bombarded by so much information, but have no facts or clear understanding about how long any of this will last. And to top it off we’re collectively low on toilet paper and that’s enough to send everyone right over the proverbial edge.
Earlier in the week my anxiety was on level 100. So I created 5 tips to help me get through this and quell my anxiety and hopefully, it will help you too.
Turn off the noise – reduce the amount of time you spend watching news coverage about the pandemic. It’s good to stay informed about new developments but avoid 24-hour coverage concerning the coronavirus. Taking in so much information isn’t helpful to ease worry and concern. This includes social media. It’s a bunch of foolishness on there as well and sometimes it’s good to turn it all off to restore your peace of mind.
Do something fun – laughter is indeed good for the soul and helps to uplift your spirit. Watch a funny movie or do a fun activity that will keep your mind preoccupied.
Move your body – just because we’re quarantined doesn’t mean we have to be couch potatoes. Physical activity helps to release endorphins and elevate your mood. Go for a walk or do an in-home workout. There are several activities you can do to get your body up and moving.
Eat healthy – again, you’d want to avoid becoming sluggish during this time. Preserving our health is imperative. Keep your immune system strong by eating healthy and avoiding junk food. Eating healthy is not only good for your physical health but your mental health as well. Grocery stores still have plenty of fruits and vegetables and you can freeze them to avoid perishing too quickly.
Pray, meditate, journal – I can not stress the importance of keeping your mind and spirit positive and fortified during this time. It will help to keep negative thoughts at bay. There are plenty of blog posts and affirmations that can be referenced when needed. Release your anxiety and worries through prayer and jot them down in a journal. Meditate on all the positive things you have in your life. This will help to foster an attitude of gratefulness and being hopeful.
I hope these tips are helpful. We’ll get through this if we keep each other uplifted and supported. What ways are you coping with Covid-19?
I hope this bop uplifts your spirit tho.