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Managing Anxiety as the Whole World Goes Crazy

1. Make sure that you are practicing self-care.  One of the best things you can do for yourself, regardless of the current state of the world,… Trista - January 15, 2021
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1. Make sure that you are practicing self-care. 

One of the best things you can do for yourself, regardless of the current state of the world, is to take care of yourself from the inside out. If you’re not sure where to start, try getting plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep or disrupted sleep can enhance anxious feelings. Set a goal for yourself to get at least eight hours of sleep each night. If you have a hard time winding down at night, research ways to help you relax and get ready for bed.

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The second step is to ensure that you are eating a healthy diet. Avoid processed foods that can only cause you to lack energy. Instead, add foods rich in omega-3 fats, which will provide a natural mood booster. Self-care practices can also come in the form of a long bath or listening to your favorite music. There are many ways to care for yourself, so you just have to find the one that works for you. No matter what life throws at you, establishing these healthy self-care practices can help alleviate anxiety and prepare you to tackle any issues or situations thrown your way. 

Sources: 

https://happiful.com/how-to-manage-anxiety-over-returning-to-the-new-normal/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/looking-after-your-mental-health-we-come-out-lockdown

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/coronavirus-anxiety.htm

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/dealing-with-uncertainty.htm

 

 

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