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5 Simple Tips to Combat Anxiety through Covid-19

This is not the post I expected to be starting my blog with however I do think it is very important to address mental health during this new and uncertain time. One of the most vital businesses in our society, especially at this moment in time, are mental health charities. They offer amazing advice and guidance for those who are suffering and I will leave links to these places down below. People deal with situations differently but during times like this everyone is feeling the effects in one way or another. I suffer with anxiety personally so I have decided to share what I have been doing to stay motivated and keep my anxiety to a minimum while in self-isolation.

Stay Fresh and Motivated: It is far too easy for us to think we are not doing anything so we may as well have a PJ day. I am very guilty of this! However, in order to stay motivated sticking to a routine is important and having a shower, getting dressed and brushing our teeth will start our day off motivated and help us to keep a level of normality.

Stay Away from Misleading News: One of the main factors that has influenced my anxiety over the past few weeks is the constant coverage regarding the issue. There are lots of misleading and untrue news articles circulating around this time and if you are someone who already suffers from anxiety, you overanalyse and overthink everything you read. I have taken the decision to stop reading newspaper articles and only focus on the governments key advice. Key information is important in saving lives but with lots of time on our hands it is easy to take in too much negative information so try not to spend too much time on social media as this can become overwhelming.

Stay Connected with Friends and Family: Majority of the time I am suffering with my anxiety I turn to my family and friends therefore not being able to see them for a long time is daunting. The beauty of the modern world is we can always be connected. Facetime or call your friends and family as much as you can. It makes everything feel normal and settled and I always feel 1000% better after I have spoke with my loved ones and I can rest assured they are happy and healthy. If you suffer with anxiety reassurance is vital and although we can’t gain this through the world media at the moment, we can through family and friends.

Stay Distracted: The more time I have to think the more anxious I get so I am personally enjoying keeping my days jam packed and distracting myself. Here are some ideas:

Disney+: I’ve been really enjoying watching films from my childhood, it helps to give your mind a short and needed escape from the events that are happening at the moment.

Exercising: I hate exercising but it is good for the mind and helps to keep my anxiety at a minimum. You always feel amazing after and it again maintains routine in your day.

Self-Care: I have been having a hot bath or shower with a face mask every night to make myself feel relaxed before bed helping me to get to sleep quicker therefore not allowing worries to enter my head before bed.

Stay Positive: At a time of such sorrow this can be the hardest thing to do. However, we must remember that this is out of our hands and all we can do is follow the instructions given, help when we can and stay safe. You must consider your mental health through this time. Everyone is allowed to have a down day, it is an extremely stressful time, but we must try our best to be positive and not let negativity get the better of us.

I will leave some amazing charities below that you can contact if you need any advice or your feeling down during this time. Just click on the logos to take a look at their websites. This is an uncertain time for everyone however we all need to remember that there is always someone to turn too and this will not last forever. Massive thank you to our key workers who are keeping the country running and risking their lives to save ours. Stay safe everyone.

Rachel x

‘Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special’

George R Bach

28 thoughts on “5 Simple Tips to Combat Anxiety through Covid-19

  1. This is a difficult time for everyone, but you’ve got some great suggestions here to make the best of our current situation. I agree that staying connected with friends and family is SO important. We’re lucky to have the technology that will allow us to connect so readily with one another – video chats, online games, etc. This is the perfect time to make use of it all!

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  2. I think we tend to underestimate the effect misleading news and scare stories can have on our mental wellbeing! I know you said this isn’t the post you thought you’d start your blog with but I think it’s a really important one 🙂 Great read x

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  3. I think this is a great post for everyone right now. Even if you didn’t deal with it before all of this, some people could have developed it from this.

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  4. I agree with you. It is so important to stay connected to people but also to disconnect from the news too. And self-care is vital these days. Nice post!

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  5. I love all of these ideas to deal with anxiety. It is great to get your mind to focus on other things to keep you busy. There are lots of activities out there that we can do at home, and it is also important to still be connected with people. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  6. My daughter & I have been doing a 15 minute yoga practice every day. It’s amazing what a big difference you can make in such a short time.

    Great tips & welcome to the blogosphere!

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  7. Such a lovely post and really helpful. I’ve been trying to avoid the news as much as I can just to keep my mind focussed on other things but still checking up when I need to. I think I’ve been finding more focus on things like blogging as well as an escape – it’s really helped 🙂
    Sarah x

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  8. Great article with lots of great ideas! Staying away from too much news is a big one from me I’ve limited myself to my governor’s daily update and ignore the rest. It just becomes too overwhelming and scary otherwise

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  9. Watching films from our childhoods brings back so many amazing memories. I still have fond thoughts of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Disney+ is handy because it has pretty much everything. Staying away from news in general has helped me stay positive!

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  10. Love these tips! Staying away from misleading news is sooo important. In fact, reducing the time you spend listening to the news altogether is really important. I had to turn off the news notification on my phone because it was getting too much

    Rashidah x | sheedahblog.co.uk

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  11. I love this post. You have some insightful and help tips that I will definitely be taking into account. I have been doing some already and it can be so difficult to stay positive and motivated in times like this. But we will all push through it.

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