There is no country left in this world that has not been affected by this deadly coronavirus. It has doubtlessly turned the world upside down. It’s been more than 8 months since this virus has taken over the world and even in a few countries lockdown has still not lifted. This virus has affected lives not just from the health perspective but economically, socially, and psychologically as well. Multiple businesses have been devasted, their social life is ruined, unemployment is increased, OCD has been triggered in most of the population, and how impending danger of contracting this deadly virus has also caused mayhem. This all has caused such crippling anxiety and stress in lives that it is impossible to eliminate it at once. The world is gradually recovering from the devastation that this pandemic has caused but still stress and anxiety have been triggered all over the world. It is not an easy task to recover it completely. This is something everyone can relate to.
In this article, we’ll be going to discuss that how one can cope with the stress during the times of corona. Stick around till the end of this article to find out through which 6 ways you can deal will all the corona anxiety and stress. So, let’s get started.
Six effective ways to deal with stress during the times of Corona.
During these hard times, almost everyone has been going through a rough patch. This could be due to financial problems, self-actualization and self-esteem issues, constant feeling of being stuck at home, OCD, being constantly vigilant regarding Covid, etc. These all factors including other countless factors can bring about stress and anxiety that can be a lot worse than one could even imagine. I am sure we all can feel how devastating this virus has proven to our lives. Here’s is a list of 6 effective ways that I feel can help you fight this stress during the times of corona.
Try to be productive.
Being productive is another thing but the feeling that is associated with being productive is a whole catharsis. The thing that has been hit the most by this lockdown is productivity. Lockdown made everyone sit at home and resume their lives by staying there. This came with the feeling of being stagnant and stuck and apathy took over. So, try to be as productive as you can. I know it is not as easy as it sounds but with more than 8 months of being at home, we have somehow adapted to the thing. Now, it’s our turn to give our minds a dose of serotonin by meeting one’s need of being productive. Productivity gives you a strong feeling of self-actualization and self-sufficiency which can prove to be a great weapon to fight stress during corona times.
Your productivity can be related to anything. It could be reading a book, writing stuff, painting, meeting your work deadline, redoing your home. Anything can help.
Try to know about the details of this viral disease.
By details here I am the details about the treatment of this disease. You may agree that most of the stress related to this pandemic is all about what will happen if I’ll get this disease? Or what will happen if someone close to me gets the disease. To cope with this sort of stress during Covid, you have to educate yourself about every possible detail of the treatment of this disease. There will be relief that you would feel because you will know what to do in case if you contract this disease.
Connect with others and spend time with your family.
Before corona, everyone was so busy living and regulating their own lives. This lockdown definitely made a change where you get to spend more time at your home, with your family. It does have a negative impact as well if relationships are toxic but we can definitely look at the brighter side. By being at home, you have got more time to connect to the ones you love and to take care of them and let them take care of you. This can be the best therapy anyone can need to make it through the stress during the times of Covid.
Stop obsessing over news and Covid statistics.
Most of the countries have recovered from this pandemic and few are still facing hard times. In most of countries, even the second wave of this deadly virus has taken over. What you can do for yourself is stop obsessing over the news. I have seen people having constant anxiety because they can’t help themselves from checking statistics and watching the news 24/7. Keeping yourself updated about this thing is good but going overboard and in return stressing about it is not okay. Restrain yourself from using digital media and social media for this purpose. I used to check statistics daily and this caused nothing but constant crippling anxiety. I have restrained myself from doing so and I am doing quite fine. This is what you have to do for yourself in order to cope with this corona anxiety.
Stop worrying about the things you cannot control and focus on what you have in your hands.
I know that isn’t as easy as it sounds to not worry about things you cannot control. Here is a tip to do so. When you stress over things that constantly worry you but you cannot do anything about it (in this case increasing corona cases) shift your focus on what you can control and you can even stress about it. Like, you can shift your focus to how can I prevent myself from contracting this disease. This will help you to relieve some of your unnecessary stress and it will make you more vigilant in this regard. Which is certainly a good thing.
Try to help the ones who are affected.
There are millions of people who have lost their jobs due to this pandemic. During these hard times, empathy and compassion are what this world needs the most. Reach out to the families who need your help. Help other by every means you have got. Lend them your ears and you are with them. If someone needs financial help, go for it and help them financially. Helping the ones in need and bringing a smile to anyone’s face gives the feeling of ultimate satisfaction. This will help you cope with the anxiety and stress during these times of Covid.
So, this was all about how to cope with the stress during these hard times. If this is helpful or you can relate to it, let us know in the comment section below and for more such content, stay tuned.