Anxiety can be your bodyâ€™s way of telling you that something is wrong.
If you have been experiencing anxiety in the wake of everything going on with COVID-19, just know that youâ€™re not going crazy. And youâ€™re not alone. If you find that you are having trouble sleeping, eating, focusing, or concentrating there are things you can do right now to help reduce these symptoms.
Acknowledge that you are feeling this way and understand that it is normal. Give space for your feelings to come out and let them sit for a minute.
Take some deep breaths and speak some truth to yourself. Try 4×4 breathing, breathe in for four counts and out for four counts. Do this ten times and remind yourself of the hope that still exists and what you have to be thankful for. Read passages from the Bible that are comforting and encouraging. Practicing gratitude, even when itâ€™s hard, has proven to help your mental health. There is no rush to process this quickly, and itâ€™s okay if your way of processing looks different than someone else’s.
Take this time to create space in your life. As a culture, itâ€™s so hard for us to create space. Life is so jam-packed full of activities, and most of us donâ€™t slow down as often as we need to. Use this time to do things for yourself. Do things you have been putting off, or relax in ways that you never have time for. Give back as often as you can to people around you who are experiencing hardship.
Continue Healthy Habits In times of chaos, like this global pandemic, we can easily toss aside our healthy habits. You know, the habits we have worked so diligently to create. Eating healthy, getting enough sleep, watching what kind of media we allow into our mind are just a few examples. Now more then ever its vital to keep doing those things that create the best version of yourself. God created you to live this way and its your gift back. Back to your family, your community and yourself. So no matter where this finds you today, start again. Start taking care of your spirit, mind and body again.
No matter where you are, we can help. We can provide a space for you to process anything and everything that is happening right now. We can help you in person or through telehealth. We are here to help you with this season of uncertainty. And through Telehealth you donâ€™t have to come to our office if you donâ€™t want to. Donâ€™t wait for things to get worse before doing something about it. There is hope for you today, and we want to walk with you through this season of life. Call or email us today at (405) 921-7776 or visit our site.