It is the end of 2021, and we are still fighting against “Covid-19”. The fear about the virus might’ve subsided in many of us while most of us are returning to normalcy in these extraordinary times.
But the two years we spent inside our houses and the idea of facing the social life we were deprived of during that period can take an emotional toll on all of us. We are slowly getting back to the regular nine to five offices, public places, and gatherings in most parts of the world.
Tips To Follow To Get Rid Of Covid-19 Anxiety
For some people, going back out and mingling with others is a concept filled with fear and anxiety. Despite vaccines and a decrease in covid cases, some people still experience COVID-19 anxiety syndrome.
Staying safe and sound in your mind is just as much important as staying safe from the virus. Here are some tips for you to get through this stressful time.
Gather information from credible sources like WHO and try not to overwhelm yourself with all the information. Constant monitoring of social media and news can quickly turn counterproductive fuelling anxiety rather than easing it.
Feel free and necessary to step away from media when it gets too much. Try to shut out all harmful content and seek positivity. Avoid or block social media accounts and pages that spread false news and panic.
Stay safe from the virus. Wash your hands frequently and use a mask whenever you are outside and near other people if that is possible.
Vaccines are tested, and proven defense against the virus and vaccines have helped us get back to the somewhat normalcy we now have.
Take your vaccines when it is available to you. Along with taking all precautions, make yourself believe that you will be safe with all those precautions.
It will be challenging to keep in touch with your close ones through these tough times–which can take a significant toll on your mental health.
Try to get as much time with people you love, online or offline. Call your close ones at least once a day and talk about your day and other worries you have. Knowing that we all are going through the same and are in this together will help you overcome much of the concerns.
When and where it is safe, meet up in person. Share only credible news with your loved ones, and do not exaggerate anything about the pandemic.
Stay In Control
Always try to accept the unexpected and think your way through problems. Don’t overthink that you can’t get past roadblocks—plan for the things you can control and have a plan of action for your week ahead.
Write down your worries and try journaling. Share your fears with close ones or a therapist. Take things slow despite the expectation of a rapid return to normalcy.
Step outside comfort zones at an individual pace while still practicing safety measures to gradually ease back into a place of harmony.
Be kind to yourself and take time for activities you enjoy. Even if you are stuck at home or work every day, try to keep a routine as best as you can. Order and pattern will ease the burden on your mind. Find ways to work out and go for a run outside if you can. Meditate for 10-20 minutes every day, take a deeper look into the better part of what happened. You are alive and healthy!
As social beings, we have a purpose and responsibility to help our fellow beings. Help others in even the smallest of ways, and that will make you feel better.
It is the end of the year and as we all hope for a good year ahead, bring a smile to one more face if you can. It is easy to get caught up in fear and concerns at times like these. But before fighting for resources, remember that we all are in this together
We’re standing far apart now so that we can embrace each other later. Be kind to others and be kind to yourself. Try to be a calming influence on yourself and everyone you know. We shall overcome.