5 Interesting Ways To Deal With Stress And Anxiety Amid COVID19
In this article, we will discuss the 5 Interesting Ways To Deal With Stress And Anxiety Amid COVID-19; let’s begin with: The beginning of the year was knocked by the uninvited virus known as COVID-19, which started roaming worldwide, meeting people at every corner and leaving none ungreeted.
Analyzing the overwhelming behavior of COVID-19, the World Health Organisation declared it a pandemic and advised people to stay at their homes till the vaccine is made so that the uninvited guest cannot shake hands and remain in their bodies till their last breath.
As a result of the announcement, most countries declared a complete rest or lockdown for their citizens while urging enterprises to maintain economic conditions and livelihood by administering the work from home.
After a few months of lockdown, when the over-excited COVID is still chilling around, people are getting irritated due to the loss of jobs, the inability to meet their family and friends, and most importantly, the headlines related to the increasing cases of infected people. So, I thought I would enjoy being with you guys through my article and helping deal with stress and anxiety amid COVID-19.
How To Deal With Stress And Anxiety?
We can crib or nag with the present situation, accept it happily, or even try to enjoy whatever condition we face, as this time will pass sooner or later. Stressing our nerves and getting pissed off with everyone and every situation won’t be the right approach to deal with the virus. So, I wish to mention some tried and tested methods that might help you deal with stress and anxiety.
Enjoy Digital Detoxification
Everybody is in a productive overhaul and trying to utilize as much social media as possible to showcase their skills and talents. You might be insecure or anxious if you are from the audience. Don’t worry; embrace yourself and try to spend a day without using your smartphone, laptop, or television set.
Do anything without touching your phone, like reading a book, playing a board game, trying old clothes, cycling, and whatever you feel, without digital media intrusion. This can be difficult, but it will help you deal with stress and anxiety.
Add A Tinge Of Childhood
Childhood days were amazing, no matter whichever generation you belong to! So, don’t we introduce childhood memories into our day’s routine to rejuvenate ourselves amid the zombie crisis going on in the world?
Just take an hour today, and jot down the activities and games you used to play that time and try to play them once a week. Or you can flip the pages of the reeled photos, watch that old movie or have a conversation with your grandparents and share the memories, or try to paint or write anything that you used to eat at that time. Have a bit of nostalgia to divert your mind.
Break Up Your Assumptions!
We all have assumptions about ourselves like we cannot dance, don’t like to read books, can’t cook, and many more. But have you ever tried to break that chain of thoughts and tried to break up with your presumptions? When a microbial virus can shake up the whole world, at least you can try to do the things you think you cannot.
For instance, if you are not a book lover, pick up a book on any topic that interests you the most and start reading; you might end up with a heartwarming experience. Or try some of those yoga asanas which amuse you or tap your feet on your favorite tunes (no matter if you do it alone in your room, but give it a try!) and can help you to deal with stress and anxiety.
Design Your 12 Hours
An empty mind is where the virus haunts! Generally, when we sit idle without having any work or when we are done scrolling our phones, we get a little paranoid about the situation we are stuck in. When the virus is infecting more and more lives, our mind constantly tries to think about the condition.
Thus, it is better to keep yourself busy for at least 12 hours of the day. Try to design your day a night before mentioning your daily chores with the pinch of fun, relaxing and peaceful breaks. Give an attempt to add something new to your daily routine to save your mind and heart from the mundane dreadful situation.
The Shift Approach
Getting up early in the morning or late nowadays (already disturbed sleeping cycle) with no plans for the day might turn an irritated mind. A day with a workload or a day without work might result in nothing. As per the “Shift approach,” you can schedule your shifts ( 2 hours is advisable) means dividing your day into 2 hours shift for a particular work and trying to complete it in that time; dragging more than that won’t be fruitful.
Then, take an hour or a half-hour break (physical movement) and resume another shift. This Shift-Break approach helps keep your mind fresh and enables you to complete your work within the time frame. A sense of achievement with a relaxed mind could help you to deal with stress and anxiety.
No one knows about the vaccine launch or the end of the fear associated with COVID, but everybody knows that it will end sooner or later. Every time havoc knocks on the door, firstly, we won’t take it seriously, then it becomes enormous, we panic and take the stress, and finally, it ends one day.
That is the cycle of any hazard, either a natural one or caused by any tiny little virus. We must remind ourselves that if there is a problem, it will have a solution, so deal with it with full zeal and enthusiasm. Change is the only constant!! Thus, we choose to deal with smiles and positive thoughts or stress and anxiety!