7 Tips to Be Less Anxious About COVID-19

1. Stay Away from Negative News on Social Media

Most people, especially youngsters, today rely on social media for maintaining relationships with their friends, and also gain the trending news from these platforms. On social media platforms, there are official accounts which are responsible for releasing information about the COVID-19 spread everyday. So actually, it is so easy to gain the latest news brought by COVID-19 on social media platforms. However, when people receive too many negative news about the virus, they become less positive and would easily consider that the virus is so tricky.

2. Keep Distance to Prevent Close Touch with Others

Another kind of anxiety comes from the fact that we don’t know who is being affected by the virus. This unpredictable touch with others make people fear about getting infectious by the virus. Therefore, to keep your body healthy. you’d better keep social distancing with others if you fail to make sure whether he or she is infected or not. COVID-19 is tricky and there are many patients without obvious symptoms today. As a result, for keeping yourself safe, one of the best way is to putting on your mask when you are in the public and manually keep distance with other people.

3. Pay Attention to Your Mental Health

Instead of thinking all things in a negative way, you need to pay attention to your mental health and maintain a positive life during this tough period. So don’t be to frustrated because everyone is suffering the same trouble with you. You can switch your concentration to more positive feelings, for example, you are grateful for the things you own; do exercises for strengthening your body; play video games for expressing your negative feelings, and so forth. Actually, you have many things to concentrate on for replacing the passive minds that would easily lead to mental illness.

4. Distract Your Attention by Having Self-entertainment

To get rid of the anxiety brought by COVID-19, you can also do some relaxing entertainment at home for distracting your attentions. For example, play computer games properly, or you can search for the movies, TV shows, anime, funny video clips, etc. for streaming as there are many free video resources launched online.

5. Make Use of the Spare Time to Improve Your Skills

If you consider that your life is in a mess because you can’t do anything now, why not give yourself a chance to improve? You get lots of spare time now, and it is a great opportunity for you to learn more things that you don’t have time to do in daily life. For example, you can learn more knowledge about the subjects you are interested in; develop a new skill such as computer programming so that you can be more competitive in the workplace; you can even learn a new language that you feel like doing…

6. Do Not Over-react to Similar Physical Symptoms

We know that the patients who are infected by COVID-19, there are some common symptoms appear, such as cough and fever. But when you have certain similar symptoms that look like COVID-19, don’t be too anxious or panic, you need to judge them calmly. Otherwise, you would easily end up increasing your own anxiety even if you are not infected by COVID-19.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

7. Follow Official Guidelines to Lead A Healthy Life

Because COVID-19 is a big issue for the whole world currently, many countries have launched helpful and effective guidance to guide the public how to behave themselves during this period. So by following the official guidance, you can relieve most of your worry and stay away from the possibilities of getting infectious easily. For instance, keep social distancing, wear a make, watch your hands often… Once you make sure you have followed the authoritative health guidance, your anxiety can be greatly reduced because you are doing everything in a correct way.

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