Coping with Anxiety during COVID 19 Crisis

Coping with anxietyDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience anxiety, uncertainty, altered daily routines, financial pressures, and social isolation that can make your life feel out of control and make it unclear what to do.

If you have feelings of worrying, restlessness, and tension by occasionally being irritable or uneasy, showing anger and engaging in aggressive arguments but not in an excessive manner, the following tips can help you cope and manage your anxiety:

1. Implement a morning ritual, such as deep breathing and positive imagination.

2. Listen to calming music some of which are available online.

3. Avoid alcoholic drinks and caffeinated beverages such as soda, energy drinks, tea, and coffee.

4. Do physical activities such as yoga, walking, or Tai Chi.

5. Pursue hobbies and mindfulness activities such as painting, pottery, meditation, reading books.

6. Visualize what you want the end of your anxiety to look like, define the steps toward that goal.

7. Limit screen time and exposure to news. Turn off electronic devices 30 minutes before bedtime.

8. Use your moral compass or spiritual life for support.

9. Find time each day to make virtual connections by email, texts, phone, zoom, and similar apps.

10. Stay busy. Enjoy things that you can do at home, identify a new project, or clean out that closet.

If you are prone to worry a lot and it takes a long time for you to get over your anxiety, it is strongly recommended that you seek professional help if you feel that this is an area of concern for you.

You can avail of our online sessions to help manage the stress and anxiety in our current pandemic situation.

You can sign up and share your experiences during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and learn how to build emotional resilience.

For Online Counseling, please contact ALTABEST MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
Dr. Flor M. Glinoga, Clinical Psychologist 
CP & VIBER (via Video Call) – 09178097352;