Four Tips to Manage Your Anxiety Over the COVID-19 Pandemic

Four Tips to Manage Your Anxiety Over the COVID-19 Pandemic

Four Tips to Manage Your Anxiety Over the COVID-19 Pandemic

Have you been struggling to return to your normal mental state during the COVID-19 pandemic?  Once the coronavirus plagued our country, we were forced to adapt and change our normal routines in order to stay safe.  Even though there have been many lifted regulations in order to restore our normalcy, many are still anxious, nervous, or stressed about the virus.  During anxiety therapy in Orlando, you will be able to openly discuss your anxiety in order to learn new strategies that help you cope.  Now more than ever, you will want to cope with your anxiety so you can adapt to your new normal.  There are a few tips to follow to manage your anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Be Present

Because of the ever-changing developments, constant updates, and media exposure during the pandemic, it can be difficult to live in the moment.  Being concerned with what is next or what will happen in the future become a fixation that causes anxiety.  However, it is critical to live in the moment and be present despite all the unknowns.  

Worry about What You Can Control

During the pandemic, many of us worry about things that we cannot control, like the virus itself.  Instead of concerning yourself with these aspects, spend time focusing on what you can actually control.  Consider your own behaviors, safety, and actions.  Follow the guidelines that you feel comfortable following and then you can find peace with your everyday life.

Release Judgment of Others

Many people complain about how other people have chosen to live during the pandemic.  Because of the varying responses to the pandemic itself, people are split on their reactions to the virus.  Instead of concerning yourself with the actions of others, release judgment and worry about what you need to.  This will allow you to focus on the aspects of your life that you can control, that bring positivity, and that avoid toxic and negative energy.

Practice Gratitude

When you take some time to practice gratitude by journaling or meditating, you can release some of your anxiety caused by all the noise and distractions.  Turn off the TV and silence your phone so that you can escape and recognize what's important.  This will give you a moment to focus inward and cope with your own emotions.

These are just a few tips that can be implemented to manage your anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Millions of people are struggling to understand this virus and its role in their life, but science and medicine is constantly changing and evolving.  This can lead to confusion and anxiety over how to pursue with your normal habits and lifestyle.  Adapting can cause anxiety that can be dealt with in anxiety therapy in Orlando.  Contact us to hear about how we can help you manage your anxiety during this pandemic.

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Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.