Managing Corona Virus (COVID 19) Anxiety

https://pro.psychcentral.com/recovery-expert/2020/03/managing-corona-virus-covid-19-anxiety/

“Fear is a real thing, but it has no power over us except what we give it.”  – Joyce Meyer

It is obvious that anxiety and panic have taken over the world in light of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here is a list of suggestions to help yourself cope with and manage your own anxiety:

https://pro.psychcentral.com/recovery-expert/2020/03/managing-corona-virus-covid-19-anxiety/

Recognize how you “catastrophize.”

In other words, when you worry about the Corona virus, your mind is playing a game with you by using your imagination (pretending) that the worst-case scenario is a reality. This tendency is the process which steals your peace of mind.  Read more and find out how to “call out” your brain on what it’s doing.

https://pro.psychcentral.com/recovery-expert/2020/03/managing-corona-virus-covid-19-anxiety/ 

Deep Breathing

Always remember that the best thing to do when you ever feel anxious is to take a long, slow, deep breath.   Even one deep breath helps a person relax and feel better. It helps calm your amygdala and think more clearly. Click here for breathing exercises:

https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/uz2255

Learn how to cope during social isolation

Spending days or weeks at home with limited stimulation and social contact can take a toll on mental health.  Here is a summary of research on social distancing, quarantine and isolation, as well as recommendations on how people can cope if asked to take such measures.

https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/social-distancing