9 Ways to Manage Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Understand your anxiety
One of the most important things that you have to take into consideration when you feel stressed and anxious about coronavirus is to accept your feelings and try to understand the source that makes you feel like that. When there is a social event that creates a lot of panic among people it is perfectly normal to feel anxious but do not let this affect your health.
“Anxiety helps us to prepare and be safe. If we didn’t have any anxiety before a test, we wouldn’t study,” explains Joseph McNamara, Ph.D., the co-director of the University of Florida’s Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders.
According to Jeffrey Cohen, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center, “Practice tolerating uncertainty. The paradox is that the more we are unwilling to accept anxiety, the more our anxiety increases, so practice allowing anxiety to be present and remind yourself it is ok to feel anxious.”