We are all in this together, you are not alone!
There are some really powerful ways to help cope during this time, here are a few for you to try.
Set Strict Social Media Boundaries — This is the number 1 most important thing you can do for your mental health right now. It’s hard, we know. But, if you really want to feel better, you have to do this.
Set a limit, or a timeframe and stick with it. It is proven that social media fuels stress during events like this. When you feel the urge to check, grab a book, make a snack, facetime someone; stay true to your boundaries!
Put Aside Time to Worry — It might seem counter-intuitive but try setting aside 5-10 minutes a day for your worries. During this time, write them down and approach each one logically. See what you actually have control over and focus on those.
Your concerns are valid, but they don’t require your full attention all day. Take a look here for more of our tips regarding worry.
Work on your Gratitude Habit — An easy way to do this is to think of three things you are grateful for while you wash your hands. Which, if you’re like us, is quite a lot ;).
Gratitude is proven to be effective in lowering anxiety. After doing this a few times a day, it will become automatic!
Get Outdoors — If you live in a city, it’s still possible to get outside and still social distance. Going for a walk outdoors is proven to improve your mental wellbeing.
Even just a few minutes of sunshine and fresh air will help rid you of anxious thoughts. Focusing in on things you see and hear on your walk will help you relax!