It is a very trying time for individuals all over the globe. The fear of sickness can take an emotional toll on you. Worrying, stressing, and experiencing emotions of fear over a virus can cause a lot of emotional turmoil. Especially if you have a family member or friend who has fallen under the illness, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the fear and worry.
Stress can be a killer for your health, it is now more important than ever to choose not to be afraid or worried. Each one of us is interconnected, when you show signs of strength and stability – it will translate to your family and friends.
1. Deep Breathing
Breathing is an essential function for staying alive. Many of us go throughout the day breathing at a very shallow level. Notice if you are holding your breath during stressful situations. A great way to monitor your breathing is to breath in and breath out while counting.
Admit your feelings to yourself. There is no need to repress and shut out your emotions. Emotions are energy in motion, rather than suppress them, journal about them and be clear with how you are feeling and how you can soothe yourself. Pushing down emotions will only lead to them coming up stronger later on.
3. Get In Touch With Your Senses
Be present in the moment by getting in touch with your 5 senses. Smell, touch, taste, sight, and hearing should be involved in the moment.
Reflect on moments that have been hard and challenging and how you have overcome them. It can be easier think of all that you have overcome in moments of fear. Direct your attention to what you like rather than what you dislike.
5. Look Forward
Once you have reflected on the past, look forward to the future you can create. What sparks your passion or makes you feel alive? It can be as simple as a person in your life or a hobby you cherish. Whatever stirs the passion inside of you is a great source of real content.