Helpful ways to deal with COVID-19 anxiety

Here are some useful tips to help you deal with COVID-19 anxiety.

India is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases and people are unable to find the medical resources needed for treatment. Everyone is trying their best to help each other out and that can be emotionally draining.

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Along with others, it is important to take care of yourself and your mental health, and being in a constant state of emergency can take its toll. Here are some ways to ease the anxiety around the current situation:

  • Understand that not everything is in your control. Do what you can and leave other things behind without feeling guilty.
  • Staying updates is okay till it does not start to drive you crazy. Avoid watching the news all day and absorbing too much information.
  • Even if you are at home, you are allowed to feel anxious and worried. Everyone’s emotions are valid.
  • Find a way to stay active. You can do basic stretches, light movements, or anything you like. This will help you feel better and take your mind off things going around.
  • Talk to people you feel safe around. Video call them and share how you have been feeling about the current situation.
  • If you have been helping out, remember to take some time off and ask for help yourself if you feel things are getting out of hand.
  • Seek professional help. If you have been experiencing panic attacks and your anxiety is affecting your day-to-day activities, speak to a therapist.

Here are some ways to take care of yourself and reduce the anxiety around COVID-19. Lean on your close circle as genuine support can get you through these tough times.