The pandemic has been stressful for everyone, and I’m no exception. Though the usual daily stresses are still there, knowing that we are all living through this unprecedented situation has really heightened my anxiety.
I have had to find ways to stay grounded amidst all the uncertainty and fear. One strategy I have found helpful is carving out time everyday for self-care. Whether it’s taking a walk outside while practicing social distancing or listening to a calming guided meditation, dedicating time to myself has helped me stay calm even when the news is overwhelming.
I’ve also turned to friends and family for comfort and connection more than ever before. Sometimes just talking about our feelings can help put things into perspective. Reaching out to others in times of isolation can be especially therapeutic - even if we can’t meet up in person, spending virtual time with loved ones is an excellent way of easing stress.
I’m learning to stay mindful not only of my physical health but my mental health during these challenging times too. With the help of some coping methods and support system, I hope I can make it through the pandemic with my peace of mind intact!