Dealing with stress due to Coronavirus anxiety
As we all are living in fears caused by COVID-19, which
may impact your mental health. But you have the power to overcome that. Below
we have provided the tips which help you to get through this stressful phase.
Understand your Problem or Fear
It’s a terrible time for all. Our world is struggling
with a global pandemic that is lockdown many cities and even entire countries.
Right now, some of our daily life is affected by Coronavirus. Others are
preparing for the time that might come. And we all watching the news headlines
and ask ourselves, “What is going to happen next?”
For many people, as there is no certainty about Coronavirus, the impact is the most challenging part. We don’t know about the effect of Coronavirus
and how much it will affect our lives in the future. And that makes us feel the
fear and panic. But when there is a problem, there must be some solution as
well. So here we will provide you things you can do- to phase these crises and
deal with it well.
Stay informed—but don’t obsessively follow the news
It’s essential to stay informed, particularly about
what’s happening in your locality. It will help you to support the advice
regarding safety precautions, and that way, you will do your bit to slow down
the spread of Coronavirus. But some people are spreading lots of misleading
information as well as sensationalistic coverage that only feeds fear in our
minds. It’s essential that you must be sure of what to read and watch.
•Always follow trustworthy sources like world health
organizations or government health authorities.
• Check for Coronavirus updates on a limit basis. If you
try to follow the news and social media regularly can make you feel compulsive
and counterproductive. It cause anxiety rather than easing. So try to limit
yourself according to your comfort level.
• Stop watching and following media if you are feeling
Step away from media if you start feeling moved If you think anxiety
continuously then try to limit your media time to specific time frame like
1hour each morning at 7 am
• If you feel like avoiding media like Tv news, News
websites, or social media like WhatsApp messages or Face book, then ask someone
who you trust to pass the critical updates Ask someone reliable to share
important updates. If avoiding media makes you feel better, then do that.
• Be careful when you share information with others. It’s
essential to verify the sources before sharing it. It’s important that we make sure we avoid spreading rumors and cause unnecessary panic in people around you.
Focus on the things you can control
The world is in great trouble due to Coronavirus. And
there are many things which we cannot control, including people’s behavior,
events or festivals in different communities and also the duration of the
pandemic. There are many things which keep happening around us, and also there
is the internet where we find much misleading information. However, it’s not good
to focus on the question with undetectable answers.
If you feel fear that what would happen to you, then try
to focus on that, you can control. There are always things which you can hardly
control like an outbreak of the Coronavirus, but you can try to control it by
avoiding no or less social contract. Less social contact will help to reduce
the risk of spreading the Coronavirus and save much life, including yours.
Below are the steps to follow :
• Try to wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 30
seconds with soap and water or alcohol bases hand sanitizer (contains 60% of
• Try to avoid touching your face (especially your
mouth, nose, and eyes).
• Try to avoid social contact by staying at home as much
• Try to maintain social distancing and avoid crowd
gatherings of 10 or more people.
• Try to avoid going out of the house for all
non-essential purchases and trips.
•Try to maintain 6 feet between yourself and others when
you are out.
• Try to get a lot of sleep, which supports to increase
your immune system.
• Try to follow all recommendations from health
authorities to prevent Coronavirus spreading.
Plan what you can do
You must plan what you can do when your office or your
children’s school is close, or you or someone near you gets sick or quarantine
yourself. As we are thinking about, these will really can affect us, but we have
to be proactive in helping to reduce fear.
• First, write down all the particular concerns about how
Coronavirus could cause a problem in your life.
•Second, try to write all the possible solutions you can
think and comes to your mind. That will make you well prepared for anything
that happens to you or your dear once.
•Try to focus on the things which you can control and try
to solve or change that only. No, try to focus on something which is beyond
• Finally, After evaluating all the possible options, you
have to make an action plan . Once an action plan is ready, keep it aside until
you need it.
Stay connected – even if you are physically isolated
We must connect with physical isolation. As many people
who are healthy and not having any symptoms of the Coronavirus can still spread
the virus. So, the best thing all people can do right now is to keep
maintaining the social distancing.
Social distancing is useful for controlling the spread of
Coronavirus. Still, as we all know, humans are also social animals, and once we
try to keep them in isolation, it can also cause anxiety and depression or may
also affect some people’s health. So it’s essential to be keeping social
distancing, but it is also necessary to stay connected.
•Many countries forced lockdown, so we are locked in our
home or isolated with any physical contact. In this situation, it’s crucial to
make a priority to keep in touch with your friends and family through calls,
chat, WhatsApp, video conferencing, etc.
• While getting in touch with people personally is
limited in this situation, so try to replace it with video chats. Stay
connected with near and dear once is like a “vitamin” for mental
health, and that helps in reducing depression, stress, and anxiety.
•In a situation where we have to follow social
distancing, it’s vital to connect with people of our communities, group, our
country, and the world through social media. It makes us feel that we all are
• It’s also essential to avoid some people talking to
some people who feed negativity in your mind. Also, try to mute negative
keywords, which may make you feel bad.
• It’s also important to enjoy life and don’t make
the Coronavirus dominate your each h conversation. We must enjoy our life,
so keep laughing, share stories, and focus on all the other essential things in
Take care of your body and mind
As we all know, this is a stressful time, and we must
follow all the above tips to handle this stress. Also, we have to make healthy
meals, take proper sleep, and do mediation as well. Below we also mention some
tips for self-care to avoid different disorders caused by a Coronavirus.
• Its always necessary to take care of yourself and be
kind to yourself. You know yourself better than anyone can, so you have to
handle yourself better in Coronavirus. Try to keep yourself positive, and that
also prevents depression and anxiety caused by a Coronavirus.
• Make a daily routine for yourself and try to follow
that as much as possible as it helps in maintaining the work-life balance. You
may be lockdown in your home, but still, you can develop a good routine to keep yourself fit.
• Activities always make you feel fresh and happy.
So it’s good to take time out for some activities which you enjoy. Some of them
like to read good books, some of them want to watch a comedy or play indoor
games. Some people want to learn a new recipe, craft, or artwork. It’s not
important what you are doing as long as you are enjoying it.
•It’s essential to go to nature and enjoy the
sunshine and fresh air. Also you can walk in your locality to keep yourself fresh .It just avoids crowds, maintains your distance from people you meet while walking.
But also follow the restrictions in your area by government authorities.
• Try to find ways to exercise at home and keep yourself
active. Try to do yoga, aerobics, dance, or exercise at home by watching online
videos available. There are many things which can be done at home and keep you
fit and healthy. If you keep yourself active, it keeps you in a good mood and
• Try to avoid the process of medicating yourself, especially
without the advice of a physician. And if you feel depression and anxiety, try
not to use alcohol or other substance to deal with it. It may be possible that you are doing this previously as well , but it’s not a good idea to do that now. As if may
have side-effect and makes you unwell.
• Exercise helps in maintaining physical and mental
health. Try to do relaxation exercises like deep breathing, meditation, or yoga
as it helps your nervous system back to a state of equilibrium from
stress-based nervous system unbalance. If you keep doing this, it offers
significant advantages to your physical and mental health. So try to do that