Quarantine and isolation can be challenging for us all, especially when the future seems to be uncertain. Most of us are at home and probably itching to go out, meet with friends, go to work, or even pamper yourself in your favorite salon! I totally understand. But, taking a break from all these things can actually improve your mental well-being.
The sudden and near-constant stream of news reports about this pandemic can cause anyone to feel worried. Let’s not forget to take care of our mental health, too! Remember, it’s okay to feel what you’re feeling right now.
Here are a few tips to help you cope in the days ahead:
1. If it bothers you, avoid negative news.
Lessen listening to news that may make you feel anxious or distressed. At this time, not everything we see on the media is beneficial. Seeing bad news can induce panic attacks and increase anxiety.
Try taking a break from the news and when you do see one, do a fact check! There is so much stress related to reading fake news.
2. Be mindful.
Mindfulness works wonders. Take time to be mindful and ground yourself with this technique.
If you are ever feeling anxious, assess how you are feeling, look around the room, and try to identify: