5 Ways To Relieve Anxiety During The Coronavirus Pandemic
Relieving anxiety during a pandemic isn’t impossible. Here are 5 ways to have hope in the face of hysteria:
1. Find your light. Remember that adversity and change are inevitable. Think back to when you overcame a situation similar to what you are currently experiencing. Have confidence in your experiences, especially the ones that teach you life-saving skills and lessons. As time goes on, you will feel more confident when unforeseen events and situations occur.
2. Find Your Circle of Love. Realize that you are not alone during times of change and adversity. You are only one person, in a big world. People just like you are struggling, feel confused, anxious, and even angry when things get tough, but, remember that it is through our trials that we are made strong if we rise to the occasion. Find friends or family that can support you, talk with you about your concerns, and feel empathy for you. Also, remember that by listening to their thoughts and grievances as well, you will leave the victim mindset behind and possibly emerge as a part of the solution. Lastly, don’t be ashamed to seek divine guidance and support.
3. Find your faith. Establish that you are not alone and that you can and will overcome what you’re going through. No matter how gloomy or horrible the situation may feel, by having faith, you will find the hope to carry on and even encourage others in their time of need. Faith moves mountains indeed. Overwhelm is absorbed by your faith. Allow yourself to feel, and express your thoughts. However, if you don’t feel like carrying on, remember that you are living proof that where there is life there is hope. Your faith will give you the confidence to conquer your fears and overcome a pandemic if need be. Stay in faith!
4. Find peace. Seek to find peace about what you cannot change. This will...Read More