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How to get over Anxiety in the pandemic COVID 19

This malicious pandemic has disrupted economies and destabilized societies around the globe, and that it is of utmost importance to contain the spread of this disease. In these times of uncertainty, it is necessary that we find ways to contain our anxiety and rather make the most of this time improve on our skills or learn a new one. 

How to reduce your anxiety amid the COVID-19 outbreak:

  1. Put a pause your media diet
    With news being shared through different media channels, it is easy for people to be misled. Look for the facts, as anxiety will escalate if people are misinformed. Too much information can be a scary thing as well, thus it becomes important to follow the updates by the World Health Organization and other reliable channels. Taking a break from reading, watching or listening to news constantly will help you calm down.

  2. Regular meditation and exercise
    A healthy mind resides in a healthy body, and this adage can never be outdated. It is important for all of us to keep ourselves healthy in order to build our immunity against this outbreak. Any form of exercise will help you remain active, and prevent you from feeling lazy. Similarly, meditation is an exercise for your mind, and it helps you fight against the fear and anxiety.

  3. Sound sleep routine and healthy diet
    It is equally important to get adequate sleep. Sleeping late means a lower quality of sleep which in turn adversely impacts your schedule. A regulated sleeping pattern is essential. Make an effort to eat healthy; fruits and vegetables should be a major part of your meals as they provide the essential vitamins and nutrients that your body requires to build a strong immunity. Moreover, avoid consuming too much caffeine as it directly stimulates anxiety.

  4. Plan a routine
    Working or studying from home might sound exciting, but it requires a structure as well. As this change seems inevitable for the coming weeks, it would be in your best interest to follow a new routine.
    A few steps to create a routine:

  • Plan your day ahead of time

  • List down the activities to be done

  • Allot time to each activity

  • Keep updating your schedule as and when you complete a certain task

Following a routine will ensure that you are using your time effectively, and you won’t be anxious about your work or studies. We are already suffering from a pandemic, do not allow fear and anxiety to make the situation worse. You must have surely complained about not having the time to enroll for an online course, learn a foreign language or acquire an in-demand skill. Well, now is the time to make things right.

 

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