Coronavirus: Resources for Staying Sane and Healthy
There is a lot of fear surrounding the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Much of it is unhelpful. Here are some practical measures we can take to counteract the spreading anxiety, boost our immune system, and stay healthy (mentally and physically!)
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Choose one that makes you feel calm and grounded and reminds you to leave conjecture and anxiety behind.
- All is well.
- I am perfectly alright right now.
- I am safe.
- I am well and happy.
Become aware of whenever a feeling of anxiety rises in you – catch it! If it is 10 times a day say your affirmations 11 times. If it is 999 times a day it doesn’t matter, say your affirmations 1000 times.
Each time you manage to choose calmness, grace and kindness for yourself over fear and anxiety you’re making a significant difference for yourself and all those around you.
Live online resources
There is now a fantastic range of live classes being offered online.
Here are some I have personally tried and can genuinely recommend:
Become aware of what fear feels like for you. It might not be as explicit as a wave of panic, it might be low level anxiety. Where does it sit in your body? Are your shoulders stiff, are you feeling sick in your stomach, is your heart beating more quickly?
Live online resources
Why not copy this letter and put it through the door of an elderly or vulnerable neighbour.
Turn off the news
Give yourself permission to take breaks from the news. It might feel counterintuitive but it’s not sticking your head in the sand. It’s discerning to choose your mental health. You are much more use to yourself and others if you remain calm and grounded.
Remember, your chances of avoiding the Coronavirus are extremely good. All the school closures and event cancellations are largely due to the fact that the virus is containable. (With the flu virus we don’t even try.)
Read good solid statistics and articles that keep things in perspective such as how the virus was contained in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, how infection numbers might well fall sooner than we think, and how Covid-19 Coronavirus is actually much more containable than the common flu virus.
Take responsibility for your own mindset.
Get lots of (good quality) sleep
A Final Thought
The Coronavirus might be an opportunity to make changes in our life that we’ve been meaning to do for a long time. Live more healthily, take care of our bodies and our minds, become more independent of mass media, help one another, and also enjoy life more! Now is the time.
Over to you
Have you found some great resources for boosting your immune system? How do you keep calm and joyful? Let me know in the comments below!
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