In a perfect world, our anxiety would help to only warn us in the face of danger, saving us from risk. However, more often than not, our anxiety only serves to cripple us and jeopardize our health. With the fear and worry plaguing us during these uncertain times, it’s clear that our levels of anxiety are more than likely to skyrocket in the coming weeks and months.
With the implementation of plans to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and prevent future contractions, it’s safe to assume that many of us will spend the next few weeks in a form of self-isolation in the comfort of our own homes. Now while this is meant for our own good, we’re all plagued by fears when it comes to the coronavirus, and those fears are likely to be heightened as we confine ourselves to our homes as we may begin to feel helpless and out of control.
Now while you shouldn’t feel ashamed about your anxiety, in fact, it’s better to acknowledge it, it should be noted that you can place your health at risk if your anxiety reaches a debilitating level. So, if you’re planning on spending the next few weeks in isolation but are worried about the impact on your mental health, below are tips that will not only help to ease your anxiety but may even help provide you with a new perspective on things.
Excerpted from Longevity