We are in the middle of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States and we are all feeling a little uneasy. Rightfully so! I wanted to share some tried and true ways to stay calm during the unknown. You can either watch this quick YouTube video or read below:
- Set parameters around how much media is healthy for you to consume each day. Also, take note when you're consuming and how it affects your life. Can't sleep? Might want to pick up that book and read instead of watching the news right before bed.
- Think about "Worst Case Scenario" and make a plan. Sounds negative, right? It’s actually stealing the fear from the unknown that creates all sorts of anxiety and causes us to worry. Worst Case Scenario is getting the Coronavirus. Putting together a simple plan for what do I do if I have symptoms and what do I do if I get a positive diagnosis can put our minds at ease (see video above for what my personal plan is!).
- Remember what you can control and boost your immune system accordingly. Of course, WASH YOUR HANDS! But also, exercise, choose healthy foods, get solid sleep and stay close to God. If "Worst Case Scenario" happens & you do get the Coronavirus, your body will be at its best & better able to fight it off. Here are some tips I recently shared to help boost your immune system.
- Find the silver lining. How many times have we all said, "I don't have time!?" Welp! All activities have been cancelled and we have TIME! So start that exercise plan, a gratitude practice or family bike rides. There is no better time than NOW.