With news updates and media covering the Corona Virus (COVID-19) on every corner, it can be easy to feel fear. After all, fear and panic can be just as contagious as any virus! So what can you do to stay calm and healthy amidst all of this pressure?
Check out our 5 tips below!
UNPLUG FROM MEDIA
While it’s important to stay informed and in the loop with what is happening in the world around us, that does not mean that this information needs to overwhelm us. So set those boundaries! Try limiting yourself to only watching the 6 o’clock news from a trusted source. Stress is known to weaken the immune system, so let’s keep ourselves strong by not taking in more negative information than necessary.
CONNECT TO LOVED ONES
We’ve said it before- we’re better together!When it comes to keeping ourselves mentally strong, the voices we surround ourselves with are crucial- especially during a time when we’re being encouraged to keep a distance socially. So instead of hosting a dinner party at your home, why not do it via facetime? This way we have the happy, encouraging words of those closest to us, without the risk of spreading unwanted disease.
We know it sounds simple, but it’s easy to forget. One of the best things you can do to keep yourself mentally and physically strong is to take care of your emotional health! So go ahead, put on your favorite comedian- grab a cup of tea, and laugh off all the fear going on around us.
DO YOUR PART
At the end of the day, it is flu season. So let’s all do our part! Things like limiting sugar and boosting Vitamin C intake will do wonders for your immune system.
ACCEPT + MOVE ON
Trying to distract yourself from fear without acknowledging it can feel like trying to itch an unreachable scratch. It’s okay to acknowledge these things- they’re real! We just don’t have to let our thoughts control us. Try saying this out loud:
“I can feel you fear, but I’m choosing to not let you control me.”
We believe our own voice more than anything else! After making that choice, it’s a great idea to distract yourself with a YouTube workout, or a good puzzle.
If you or a loved one is battling anxiety, it’s important to remember that you are not alone! We believe that with the right tools and help, you can overcome anything. If you feel that you could benefit from speaking to a member of our team, reach out and call us today!
We’re available via phone by calling:
Central Intake Line: 716.539.5500
24/7 Crisis Line: 716.710.5172
Mental Health Urgent Care: 716.539.6743