9 Ways to Manage Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Do not take into consideration just the statistics
When we are under the power of social panic, we all often forget to focus on the good things and adopt a positive thinking. For instance, many people tend to focus their minds on the deaths caused by the new coronavirus – which is also called COVID-19 – and forget about the current recovery rate that is actually bigger than the mortality rate.
“Anxious minds tend to pay attention to negative information, so be sure to also pay attention to positive stories about COVID-19, such as the experiences of people who have recovered,” Cohen says. “Do not get stuck overestimating the threat and underestimating human resilience.”