Have you ever gotten an anxiety attack? It is not pleasant. Prolonged anxiety can affect our mental health, physiology, work, relationships, and overall well-being.
If we can identify ways to manage anxiety, it can sustain us through this marathon. What’s most important is that you experiment and discover what works best for you.
Calm yourself- You can start moving by taking a walk, using the stairs, or going for a jog. You can also practice repetitive sets of slow, deep breathing. Slow breathing signals to your body that the fight or flight response is not needed. Remember, a consistent meditation practice can help you practice calm in the midst of chaos. Get still. Breathe.
Think in the Present- This kind of psychological fear is always of something that might happen, not of something that is happening now. You are in the here and now, while your mind is in the future. This creates an anxiety gap. Bring your focus back to the present moment.
Take breaks from the Media- Give yourself permission to turn off the media occasionally. Media fasts can turn down the sensitivity dial. To reframe your mindset from negative to positive, also consider making it a daily practice to identify one to two things you can be grateful for each day.
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Practice Physical Distancing- Find virtual ways to connect with the people in your lives. Send selfies of your remote work areas to colleagues or meet via video conference for virtual coffee breaks. Social life is important, people will give you encouragement that will help you coup.
Adopt a Resilience- Though painful, what often emerges from hardship is growth. Be watchful for growth in yourself and in others through greater kindness, heartfelt compassion, richer love, deeper perseverance, and unified humanity.
Make Time to Relax-Find joy in simple pleasures like eating a home-cooked meal, playing with pets, listening to your favourite music, puttering with tools, playing games, lighting a candle, learning a new language online, starting a craft project, taking a warm bath, finishing a home project, watching the sunset, listening to birds, journaling, baking, or singing.
Remember to exercise because it boost ones mood. Take morning runs, jogging or anything.