Updated: Aug 23
Be kind to each other
It’s easy in such uncertain times to feel unsure how to proceed and lost in the big panic of it all, but helping others is a powerful way to feel better yourself. Use this as an opportunity to be a better neighbor by running errands for the elderly or ill, or just giving them a call to see how they are doing.
Anxiety is at all-time high so let’s not let it impact our immune system
Remember first that anxiety is completely normal in this situation. Accept what is happening and make space for it, even if you don’t like it. So, it is all about finding the right balance.
“Remember that things won’t always be like this. Try to stay grounded and centered as much as possible. Stay informed, but limit exposure to media,” said Marie Coma-Thompson, M.Ed., LPCA, a therapist at Bridge Counseling and Wellness in Louisville.
Once you have acknowledged the anxiety, you are in a better place to take measures to control it.
Dr. Michele C. Reed, also known as the “Fit Doc”, a Board Certified Family Physician, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach, is hearing from many patients, particularly around the panic and anxiety they feel. Dr. Reed says it’s important to consider how anxiety impacts us, and can affect our immune system.
Choose a fearless mantra. Fear is the energy that attracts the very thing that we want to avoid. “Self-quarantine is the time to remind yourself that you are safe, protected, and the protocols are in place to make certain you are healthy
We’ve all tried time and time again to get into a meditation routine, but there always seems to be something (ie, life) that gets in the way. Well, now that many of us are staying home during the day we have the perfect chance to follow through on making this a new habit.
During this time of social distancing and at-home quarantines, practicing some form of self-care is one of the best things you can do to keep your mind healthy and happy. And self-care is imperative to stress management.
It’s important to keep the body moving to process the anxiety and to stay healthy, so exercise in a way that feels comfortable to you right now. Take live classes with me on Facebook, private page.
Pick up the phone and call a parent, friend, or co worker. Remember the phone? A long time ago it was used for a lot more than just texting and Instagram. Speaking to someone can give you that human connection you are seeking.