How To Cope With Current Events
There is a lot of fear circulating in the news streams. Whether it be about the coronavirus, politics or the death of George Floyd. This constant bombardment of news can cause uncertainty, which may lead to stress and anxiety.
While being in a lockdown, it is more difficult than usual to cope with all these events and news, especially since you can’t seek comfort from your friends and family outside your home. That being said, we have come up with some tips to help you cope with the stress in the news.
Be Kind To Yourself
Now is the time more than ever where you need to be your own number 1 fan. You need to believe in yourself and give yourself the compassion you deserve. When we are alone or afraid is when we tend to be the hardest on ourselves.
During this time give yourself credit for even the little things. You did the dishes? Great job. Did you finish an assignment at work? AMAZING! All these little things can add up and lead to you feeling more happy and optimistic.
Meditate or Seek Professional Help
Meditation is a great way to help get away from the stress and anxiety in our lives. Try to meditate for at least 5 minutes a day when you are feeling overwhelmed. There are many free ways to meditate and learn about mediation. It may be a little tricky at first, but give it a chance. You, your mind, and your body will thank you.
Talking to a professional is a great way to express your emotions, especially if the therapist or specialist understands who you are, and why you are feeling a certain way. At PsyMood, we offer mental health support based on the language you speak, religion and cultural background.
We offer a free 15-minute session when you sign up, to make sure you feel comfortable with one of our specialists.
Take Media Breaks
This is a very important tip. Where your TV screens are floating with news, and your social media platforms are bombarding you with statistics and facts about what is going on, simply take a break. Go outside for a walk and get some fresh air.
It is okay to stay updated with current events, but there is time to take a break and enjoy the now.
Focus Your Mind On Other Things
When there is a crisis in our lives it is very difficult to think about anything else. Your mind tends to wander where you don’t want it to and you are creating worst-case scenarios in your head. This is the time where you start a puzzle, play a video game or board game, go for a walk or work out. You can do whatever you want in order to give your mind a break.
We are all in this together and never be afraid to get help. You may think no one understands you, but our specialists do. We have a team of specialists who come from a variety of different cultures and who speak over 13 languages.
Based on your language and cultural background, among other important factors, we will find mental health support tailored for you.
Sign up today to get a free 15-minute session with one of our specialists!