Everyone worries sometimes. There is a grief around losing our way of life that feels safe to us. If one feels extremely worried 24/7 for a long period of time, one may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental illnesses. If we can identify it, we can then ask and look for treatment approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapies, psychotherapy, and medications. Alternative treatments for anxiety, such as relaxation techniques, mindfulness meditation, and biofeedback. I personally utilize meditation and yoga, plus walking in nature to deal with my personal stresses and anxiety. It really helps, especially if you do not have $$ to pay for therapies and medications at this time.
We all need to take breaks sometimes. When we do take breaks, I suggest taking breaks from all media and electronics. Even as I write this on my computer, I am planning my nature hike for tomorrow. If you want to feel better all around, I suggest exercising, getting out into nature, and safely interacting with people you care about. If you can’t connect with your loved ones in person, do so over the phone or through apps like Zoom or FaceTime. Also, get vaccinated. It really does help one if infected with the virus. Most folks get a mild flu-like event, rather than a severe version leading to hospitalization.
The mind is a powerful tool. If you believe you have a strong immune system, you will likely avoid stronger COVID symptoms and have less anxiety. Don’t rely on social media for health information. Follow the doctors' orders and research on the NIH websites or the websites listed as .gov or .edu. Read major medical journals. If you find yourself becoming overwhelmed, see a your health practitioner for advice.
Remember, meditation is medication...
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