5 Tips for Coping with the Coronavirus
By Solid Serenity Legal Solutions
The Coronavirus has brought all of us into unimaginable and unprecedented times. The quarantines and shelter-in-place orders have brought stress, worry, and increased isolation to our families and communities.
Though we are a law office, we believe very much in whole health and wellness. We want our families, friends, and communities to be the best selves they can be and try to help you have some peace during this time.
We are by no means experts, but we have experienced the stress and depression of the isolation and fear associated with this virus as well.
So, we have done some research and found these 5 tips for coping with the Coronavirus that we hope can help you in you day-to-day life.
(1) Limit Your Access to Media
Whether it’s social media, local news, or national news, the constant barrage of negative, depressing information isn’t helping your mental health. I don’t know about you, but we seriously cannot sit through those daily Coronavirus news conferences without instantly feeling our anxiety rise.
So, take a break. The news will be there in a few hours or tomorrow. Pause. Focus on the present, and try not to spend your entire day focusing on the pain you see in the media. Find the things you are grateful for in your life today.
(2) Take Care of Your Physical Health
Move your body from time to time. If you feel comfortable with it and can get out, take a walk around your neighborhood or local park and enjoy nature. It really does help.
Sleep. Drink a lot of water. Eat healthy foods.
We get it. We’re true emotional eaters with a ridiculous- I mean, really ridiculous- sweet tooth. But, the reality is when you take care of yourself you feel better, and your mental health is a hundred times better too. So, do your very best to keep taking care of yourself even while it feels like the world is crashing down around you.
(3) Connect with Others
As much as we miss seeing everyone face-to-face, and hugging all of our friends and families, there are ways you can still connect with your loved ones that can be helpful to your mental health. There are countless online conferencing options available. There’s FaceTime. There’s phone conversation.
It can be easy to isolate yourself when you’re stressed and traumatized. But, do your best not to retreat. Reach out to the people who matter to you, even if you aren’t sure you feel up to it. In our experience, connecting with those you love can truly cheer you up.
(4) Tune Out the Noise
Rumors abound about the Coronavirus. Verify your sources and make sure you are getting accurate information from reliable sources. If you have questions about the information you’re hearing, check out the CDC web site, talk to your healthcare provider, or reach out to 211.
(5) Take Advantage of Resources
There are resources available to you to help relieve some of the financial stress and emotional distress you’re feeling. If you are a business owner, check out the options with the Small Business Association and the Paycheck Protection Program. If you find yourself unemployed, file for unemployment. If you’re having difficulty coping, reach out to the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Though it may not seem like it right now, we will get through this. You will get stronger. You will come out of this and get back to normal at some point.
Take care of yourself and your family. Try out these tips for coping with the Coronavirus. And, if you need any of our services, please reach out to us. We are here to help.