How are you coping with the current Coronavirus spread and anxiety that has taken over the Planet? Are you spending restless nights? Perhaps you are worried about being infected by the virus. Or you may be concerned about the overall uncertainty and the unpredictability?
If you are, here are some tips on how you can alleviate your anxiety and reclaim some peace of mind.
1. Avoid TV and the News
According to scientific studies, watching TV for a long time can affect our health. It is said to increase the risk of obesity and diabetes among others. Excessive TV watching can also cause mental illnesses, even during time of peace.
If so, it isn’t difficult to assume what binge-watching can do to us during a time like this. Flooding news reports, many worrisome ones, can cause fear and anxiety among people.
As a result, people tend to herd behavior can such as buying up supplies and food stock, which is actually happening everywhere.
2. Go For A Walk
It is of course important to comply with the hygiene and health measures set forth by the government. But that said, going outside for a walk and getting fresh air can reduce anxiety and stress just like during the ordinary times. Being the simple form of exercise, walking would improve your mood, get your juice going, boost immunity and achieve overall well-being.
According to a study by Harvard Medical School,
A study of over 1,000 men and women found that those who walked at least 20 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, had 43% fewer sick days than those who exercised once a week or less. And if they did get sick, it was for a shorter duration, and their symptoms were milder.
On the other hand, remaining indoors all day long can cause anxiety, insomnia and other mental disorders. Spending time outdoors, even if for a short time, your body wakes up, uplifting your feelings.
Singing is also a great way to reduce anxiety and improve your mood!
Singing boosts immunoglobulin A levels, reinforcing your immune system which is a great way to prevent yourself from the virus. It also improves breathing, reduces stress hormones, and simply uplifts your spirit! Singing basically has a positive influence on both emotional state and immune responses.
Health benefits of dancing is self-explanatory, and there is no need to even mention them. But among so many benefits, it also improves the heart and lungs condition, thus, the mental functioning.
Meditation can alter the state of your brain, changing it from Beta to Alpha, even Delta brainwaves, which are slower in frequency. The slower the frequency, the more rested state you are in.
There are many kinds of meditations out there, and you may be wondering what would work for you if you are new to meditation. You may want to search for various meditations available on the net and find the ones that work for you.
Don’t worry if you get distracted along the way; all you have to do is just become aware and bring yourself back to the meditative state, following instructions of the meditation you are working on.
These are just simple, ordinary tips, but believe me, they work!
Try to get some exercise, bask in the sun, sing and dance like you normally do to uplift your spirit. especially during the time of challenge like this.