These are unprecedented times we live in. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are struggling personally, professionally, and financially. Have you considered the weight of the stress and anxiety you may be carrying right now? It is normal to be grappling with a wide variety of strong emotions at this time. To help those struggling with feelings of uncertainty and loss of control, we have found an Anxiety Workbook as a resource for those who want to feel empowered in the middle of what can seem like complete chaos.
The workbook focuses on managing anxiety symptoms; anxiety being the unhelpful thought patterns we fall into when our minds continually gravitate towards threat, uncertainty, and negativity. Reducing anxiety is within your control. Make a start on this by managing your information diet. It is one thing to remain informed on current events, but it is quite another to over-consume untrustworthy news sources.
Turn your attention to information sources you can trust. Focus on the truths we have been presented amidst so much uncertainty. We know that most people who contract COVID-19 only experience relatively mild symptoms. We know the health advice for the public has continuously focused on hand washing, sanitizing, and maintaining 6 feet between yourself and others.
The Anxiety Workbook also includes numerous helpful tips on how to manage what is in your control and being mindful of what you cannot control. Furthermore, there are several recommendations on activities you can engage in to reduce anxiety symptoms. Some of these include:
- Meal planning
- Starting a daily gratitude practice
- Starting a daily breathing practice
- Improving the quality of your social connections
If you are feeling overwhelmed, out of control, and maybe even a little lost, the Anxiety Workbook is a resource you can turn to. We are all in this together. Let us take steps to help each other out and help ourselves out. For more resources and for help with legal issues associated with the times of COVID-19, please reach out to our office to schedule an appointment.