As the entire world becomes significantly impacted by the threatening coronavirus, there are alterations we need to accept in relation to our work and lifestyle. And through all the uncertainty, we are required to stay cautious yet very calm because there is no other choice.
You might be feeling scared, worried, and confused with all the catastrophic events happening and you have every right to be wondering what’s next or what level of destruction this pandemic virus is going to reach.
With the constant breaking news, never-ending discussions, opinions and advice we are getting from here and there, it is becoming overwhelming and increasingly distressing. We are being bombarded with coronavirus information wherever we go, it’s all over television channels, radio, of course social media.
For those already dealing with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or any other condition, it is more likely ten times harder for them to consume this information and stay calm, because these people often have elevated stress levels and certain fears. If we’re not directly affected, then for sure we are suffering in some way as a result of the uncontrollable consumption of news.
Although the government, health professionals, press and news reporters are doing all they can to keep us safe and help overcome this horrific disease as soon as possible, their powerful influence is causing people’s stress levels to heighten. Many people are already experiencing emotional and mental discomfort due to the numerous precautions and social distancing that is being insisted on.
Many of us might never encounter Covid-19 but fear of the unknown drives us to do anything in order to feel secured, such constantly checking our symptoms on Google. In fact, this could really go against us if we start to believe everything we feel, read and hear because these symptoms could be something else, possibly due to being rapidly stressed out.
Apart from maintaining good hygiene and ensuring safety measures, it is also important to stay mentally and emotionally healthy regardless of any frightening situation. Below are some tips to help you cope with your coronavirus anxiety: