Managing Coronavirus Anxieties: Self-Care & Mental Health Tips
Over the past few weeks the Coronavirus outbreak has caused many to feel confusion, anxious and fearful. Many people feel out of control and are not sure what to do in the midst of this chaos. It’s during times like these that it is important more than ever to maintain our mental-health. Here are some self-care and mental health tips to manage Coronavirus anxieties:
Limit Information Intake
Take a break from scrolling through your feed, reading articles and watching videos on the Coronavirus. With so much misinformation out there, it can feel confusing to read and hear so many mixed messages. Although it is important to stay informed on current updates on the Coronavirus, try to limit checking the news to just once a day and make sure you are getting information from reputable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.
Take extra time and effort to maintain connections. Social distancing and telecommuting can contribute to feelings of isolation when right now we need community more than ever. Take time to touch base with friends and family via text messages, phone calls or Facetime. Talking it out can curb anxieties, bring comfort and validate feelings.
Although it is recommended we practice social distancing, it is still possible to go outside to breathe in fresh air and be in nature. Going for a walk can create a much needed mental mental break.
Helping others has been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels. Focusing on others’ needs is also a great way to distract yourself while also doing something positive. It’s a win-win!
Talk to a professional
Despite our greatest efforts, sometimes, anxiety and fear may be so overwhelming that you need to talk to a professional. At GUTS OC, we are offering therapy sessions via phone to assist anyone who needs extra support during this complicated and confusing time.
Contact us to schedule a consultation today.
About GUTS OC:
We combine mental health services and state-of-the-art technology to help our patients obtain long-term results faster. Our specialties include therapy, micro current neurofeedback and life coaching. Our evidence-based approach has helped thousands of individuals, couples and families who have sought our help over the past 22 years. Our trained specialists are committed to educating & empowering our patients with the skills and mindset to live successful, happy lives.
GUTS OC is based in Tustin, CA but provides services to all of Orange County through in-person sessions and/or virtual therapy sessions via phone, chat or video.