Coronavirus anxiety? Meditation can help.
Panic and #Fears about COVID-19 can take an emotional toll, especially if you’re already living with an anxiety disorder. But you’re not powerless and you’re definitely not alone.
#Meditation, usually first thing in the morning to kick off your day or right before you sleep to calm your mind before bed.
Also, the #media coverage can take a toll on us all. A few ideas that can help you calm your mind during these uncertain times are:
* Stick to trustworthy sources such as the CDC, the World Health Organization, and your local public health authorities.
* Limit how often you check for updates. Constant monitoring of news and social media feeds can quickly turn #compulsive and counterproductive—fueling anxiety rather than easing it. The limit is different for everyone, so pay attention to how you’re feeling and adjust accordingly.
* Step away from media if you start feeling overwhelmed. If anxiety is an ongoing issue, consider limiting your media consumption to a specific time frame and time of day (e.g. thirty minutes each evening at 6 pm).
* Ask someone reliable to share important updates. If you’d feel better avoiding media entirely, ask someone you trust to pass along any major updates you need to know about.
* Be careful what you share. Do your best to verify information before passing it on. Snopes’ Coronavirus Collection is one place to start. We all need to do our part to avoid spreading rumors and creating unnecessary panic.
Remember, we are all in this together and now it’s more important than ever to stay connected even if it has to be by zoom or the phone. Hearing a kind voice or seeing a friend by zoom can make all the difference. 🖤