Worrying about all the news on the new coronavirus and the illness it causes? Well, that makes good sense. If you often struggle with anxiety, worries about your health, or obsessive thoughts and actions, you might need additional assistance, so we are here to help.
Keep these thoughts in mind. You’re fully prepared to help yourself. You can take steps to calm and steady yourself. Remember what works for you — because as fellow humans we’re not so dissimilar, but we do tend to have our own preferences and best practices.
While no one source of information is perfect, some are undeniably better than others! Here are some examples:
We’re all on this journey together. News about the virus will likely grow worse, then grow better. Listen to public health experts who can help us navigate the path ahead. Take sensible steps that can help us all: get your bearings, practice good hygiene, use calming strategies that work for you — and maybe try something new. Making healthy, reasonable choices about what to do and what not to do will make a big difference in being able to stay as safe and as well as possible.