How to deal with anxiety – Anxiety is a feeling of worry or nervousness about something with uncertain outcomes. Anxiety is majorly an outcome of stress, which in recent times are becoming more common with the ongoing pandemic. It not only makes you anxious but also simultaneously interferes with one’s daily activities.
Deal with Anxiety
Feeling paranoid without any reason or by thinking of what will happen next can be termed Anxiety. And since it is common to face such issues during a lockdown. Here are some ways that will help you understand how to deal with anxiety.
Reframe your Mantras
Rather than thinking of ‘I’m stuck inside.’ you can think of ‘I can finally get to focus on myself.’ Think about the positives rather than holding on to the negatives. Feeling stuck in a single place can make one stressful. So, set your sights on long-avoided tasks, reorganize, or bring out your creativity. This is your chance to slow down and focus on yourself.
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How to deal with Anxiety?
Maintain your Regular Routine
Try to stay close to your normal routine as much as possible. Maintain a semblance of structure from the pre-quarantine days. It could be tempting to fall into a lethargic lifestyle. So, fix it. Keep your routine the same, wake up and go to bed on the same time, eat regular and healthy meals, shower, adapt to your exercise regimen, and get out of your PJ’s.
Rearrange your Decor
A chaotic house is likely to lead to a chaotic mind. Try to change the settings of your furniture a bit. This will give you something new to look at. Or take out some old cushion covers and change them. Also, remember not to start munching your meals in bed. Take the effort to get on the dining table to eat your meals and clear your space to avoid feeling claustrophobic. Keep it Tidy.
People living alone or those away from families are probably more stressed. Well, make sure you avoid it because stress causes anxiety and also gives mild symptoms of fever. It can really affect the immune system and lead to fatigue. Exercising, Meditating, and Stretching can help avoid panic.
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Don’t Cut off
Anxiety is not such a big friend of keeping in touch with family and friends. It makes you cut off with the world. Make sure you text your family and friends and also call them in such a time of pandemic. It not only helps you but will also take care of the person on the other end of your message/call.
Stay calm and Exercise
Being positive and calm must be everyone’s mantra to get rid of anxiety. A little exercise with positivity and calmness will also do wonders in relieving one from stress and anxiety. Exercising gets the blood flowing in the blood and also simultaneously works to maintain a healthy body weight. Do a bit of yoga and meditation calm yourself.
Self-care and Kindness
This period of lockdown is the perfect time for some self-care and kindness. It supports mental health and care. Make sure your home is well-ventilated, you eat healthy, hydrate yourself, and sleep peacefully.
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