Struggling with anxiety during this lockdown? Find five ways to deal with it here!
Even the best of us have feelings of anxiety. And with the lockdown, we find ourselves being plagued by worry and anxiety now more than ever before.
We worry about nearly everything, from food, house rent and our children’s school fees to the pandemic which has claimed many lives and what the future holds.
But it does not have to be this way. There are things you can do to relieve yourself of feelings of anxiety or anxiety attacks. Check out some of them below.
1. Breathe and relax
Do not get worked up over things you have no control over or when things are not going your way. Just breathe. Breathe and relax. Things will work out themselves. Whatever you are worried about might not actually be as serious as you think it is. Besides, there is little worry or anxiety can do or change.
2. Get enough sleep, exercise and a healthy diet
This might sound cliche but the truth is your diet, sleep pattern, and workout routine affect your thoughts and wellbeing. This is the time to get that well-deserved rest. Ensure that you are eating healthy and get rid of habits like smoking and drinking. You should also make exercise a part of your daily routine.
3. Spend time with family and friends
Nothing beats spending time with loved ones. Your family and friends love you and will do anything to make you happy. So, when it seems like things are getting too tough for you, you should talk to trusted friends or family members who will understand or perhaps advise you on how best to deal with a problem.
Meditation is one of the best ways to deal with anxiety. While meditating, you can choose what to focus on and replace all your worries with positive, happy thoughts. Do not dwell on the pandemic or on the current situation of things, rather dwell on things that are delightful and that you would love to see happen.
5. Count your blessings
Be grateful for what you have. Your situation could have been worse. Yet, it is not. You are alive and healthy, you have a family to bond with, friends who love you, and maybe some skills that will be useful to you later. Thinking about all the things you ought to have rather than the things you have will only leave you feeling more anxious.