It appears that the fear and panic rises as we pass every day with more news about the Corona Virus 19 and the uncertainty that it brings for all of us. Conflicting news and facts are being flooded into major news networks and social media. So what do we do?
Obviously, fear and panic do not help us psychologically or physically. So how do we handle the stress of being afraid for our health, financial burden, fear of not having enough, fear of dying, fear of your child being hurt, or just fear of extreme change?
With first taking a deep breath. Close your eyes. Remember we are all in this together, and we will all get through this together. Even though we do it from being apart from each other.
Now, let’s look at reality. What problems do you have to handle? Are you ill and have to take care of yourself? Do you have to handle your children or elderly parents? Do you have to take off from work and handle your finances? Do you need to get supplies? Do you have to handle your anxiety and boredom at home? What is your particular issue?
You don’t have to handle the world issue. What do you need to do now for yourself and your family? Just concentrate on that. Start writing it down on a paper as a to-do list and then prioritize it. This will get you to focus on what to do.
Now let’s see how you can calm your nerves. Listen to calming music, watch comedy, talk to someone you love, get a meditation app (pauseforpeace, or BeeZone) to calm you down, play with your children, create quality time with people around your If they live with you or via phone or FaceTime with people who are not living with you. Write the book you always wanted to write? The screenplay you were always wishing to write, all the projects around the house that you were going to finish.
We will all go through this.