How to Calm Your Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

How to Calm Your Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

June 03, 2020

Nobody likes feeling uncertain about life—whether the uncertainty comes from struggles at work or in the home, or, perhaps, a worldwide pandemic. However, here is a list of several things you can do to help relieve your anxiety within the comforts of your own home.

Write in a Journal

There are a lot of therapeutic benefits to writing in a journal. Whereas many people think journal writing is merely documenting day-to-day experiences (and it can be), journal writing can also be a way to express your stresses or feelings. It can be a healthy way to release negative emotions. You can either take a moment to rant about the anxieties, or your can form into poems, songs, or drawings. Don’t let yourself feel confined or restricted when journal writing.

Journal writing can also be the means to better understanding and resolving the problems or anxieties you face in everyday life. For example, writing a poem about your fears may help you better realize that there is less of a need to fear—or help you discover what those fears even are, so that you can eventually resolve them.

Use a Weighted Blanket

Much of your stress and anxiety may be coming from lack of sleep. Without optimal sleep, your body cannot heal or rejuvenate itself. Lack of sleep can lead to many different issues such as excessive weight gain, a weakened immune system, and a higher risk of getting into accidents or making detrimental errors at work or school. Basically, your mind and body struggle to function—a major cause of anxiety

If you are struggling to sleep at night, you may want to consider getting a weighted blanket. However, if you want your weighted blanket to last a long time, it does require some special care you should be aware of. Be sure to launder them carefully on gentle cycles, and don’t apply any heat to your blanket.

Find Time for Self-Care

Emotions are normal and healthy—even the negative ones. If you never had negative emotions, like sadness or fear or even anxiety, you would not be motivated to seek after your needs. Basically, negative emotions are like messages from your body saying, “Don’t forget to take care of me!” So the anxiety you are feeling may just be a message from your body saying that you need more self-care.

Self-care for you may be time alone—or it could be time with others. It may mean eating better or exercising more, or even preparing yourself a hot bath with relaxing music. Do what you need to do to help your body feel more whole.

It’s easy to feel stressed during these unprecedented times. However, there are so many different things that you can do to help both your mind and body deal with these strains and anxieties in a healthy way. They are all worth a try!

Taking a bath is a great way to care for yourself and relax during this stressful time. Try adding some calming bath bombs to your bath for even more relaxation!

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