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Coronavirus Anxiety: How to Cope with Stress and Fear
Categories : Meditation
For many people, the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus is the hardest thing to handle. We don’t know how exactly we’ll be impacted or how bad things might get. And that makes it all too easy to catastrophize and spiral out into overwhelming dread and panic. But there are many things you can do—even in the face of this unique crisis—to manage your anxiety and fears.
Focus on the things you can control
When you feel yourself getting caught up in fear of what might happen, try to shift your focus to things you can control. For example:
washing your hands frequently.
avoiding touching your face (particularly your eyes, nose, and mouth).
staying home as much as possible.
avoiding crowds and gatherings of 10 or more people.
avoiding all non-essential shopping and travel.
keeping 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when out.
following all recommendations from health authorities.
Bracelet for Anxiety
Certain stones and crystals are believed to be an antidote for anxiety. They provide a calming effect and help relieve emotional turmoil. If you are someone who suffers from anxiety, try wearing a anxiety relief bracelet made of Lava Rock or carrying one of these healing stones in your pocket, it can help bring a little comfort throughout the day.
Take care of your body and spirit
This is an extraordinarily trying time, and all the tried-and-true stress management strategies apply, such as eating healthy meals, getting plenty of sleep, and meditating. Beyond that, here are some tips for practising self-care in the face of the unique disruptions caused by the coronavirus.
At times like this, it’s easy to get caught up in your own fears and concerns. But amid all the stories of people fighting over rolls of toilet paper or lining up outside gun stores to arm themselves, it’s important to take a breath and remember that we’re all in this together. As a quote circulating in Italy reminds us: “We’re standing far apart now so we can embrace each other later.”