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Coronavirus has made an impact on many important aspects of life – health, work, and even freedom of movement. The uncertainty about future and devastating facts about illness and the number of deaths can easily get you to dive deeper into a state of anxiety.

While you can't change the state and outcome of this global crisis, there is something you can work on – managing your anxiety. Try to implement the following tips in your daily life and give your contribution to fighting against the negative effects of the pandemic.

 

Work on Your Health Instead of Worrying about It

One of the common triggers of anxiety during these tough times is concern about health. Just the thought that you or your loved ones can have your life endangered can take your anxiety to the next level.

Probably the best quote that describes the act of worrying is by J.K. Rowling who wrote in one of her books that “worrying means you suffer twice.” That’s the true image of what worrying does to you.

Take your mind away from worries by giving your maximum effort to stay healthy. Implement all the regulations for keeping safe, work on your immune system, and share your tips with the people you care about.

 

Carefully Choose the Information You Take In

Keeping up with how many people died and got affected by coronavirus each day can’t bring a lot of negative energy in your life. It can get to the point that it starts to feel unbearable.

Limit the amount of information you take in. The crucial tip is that you only listen to credible sources like the WHO (World Health Organization) and Unicef. There are so many deceiving and misleading content so trust only reputable sources.

If you can’t limit yourself to listen to relevant announcements only, better stop listening to news completely. Ask one of your friends or family members to inform you of changes that you need to know about.

 

Focus on Daily Obligations

In some moments, all of this can make us feel like the world has stopped. We can’t think of the past and we can’t imagine the future. The spotlight that only shines on the information about coronavirus has done that to us.

What you need to do is not to allow that your life solely revolves around the pandemic. Yes, it’s devastating, and no, you can’t ignore what’s happening to the world. However, you have to remember that your life will go on after this.

The actions that you take today will reflect on your future. Assign yourself daily tasks. It can include simple things like making your bed, doing spring cleaning, watching your favorite TV show. The important part is that you give your day meaning and keep your body and mind busy.

 

Do What Makes You Happy

The internet is full of people who claim how this is the time for self-improvement. Learn a new language, work on your body, develop new skills, and the list goes on. Looking at these individuals can make you feel like you are wasting your time. The pressure can grow until it takes the form of anxiety.

Know this – COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the time to become a better human being. You don’t have to improve yourself. All you have to do is to stay healthy both physically and mentally.

Repeat “I only have to stay healthy” to yourself as many times as you need. Say it until you believe it.

 

Write a Journal

Sharing your deepest emotions and darkest thoughts help you cleanse your mind. You might not have a psychologist on our speed dial but you can always take a pen and paper and start writing.

Ph.D. Barbara Markway shared for Psychology Today, “One of the most useful things you can do to combat stress and anxiety is to keep a running record of your thoughts on paper. There's simply no better way to learn about your thought processes than to write them down.”

Who knows, maybe one day you’ll turn to writing and turn your experience into an amazing essay or story. Read a few essay service reviews, pick your writing helper, and transform your notes into a beautifully written story.

 

Surround Yourself with Positive People

Many people struggle with saying no to the toxic environment. You might not face negative people in person but they can always text you, call you, and transfer the toxicity to you.

This is the time when you need to start thinking about yourself. When the whole world is giving its best to fight against the same enemy, you can collect the strength to stay away from negative people.

Fill your days with conversations with people who make you laugh. Talk with people who make you feel good about yourself. Positive people will shine a light in the darkness of anxiety.

With these simple changes, you can develop a method for managing anxiety. Take one step at a time and don't rush anything. Your main concern is and should always be your mental and physical health. Remember that.

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What a great article. Thanks for sharing!
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