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Tips to Manage Seasonal Anxiety During COVID-19

Oct 15, 2021 | COVID-19 Pandemic

New recommendations, mask mandates, and restrictions due to the delta variant may find a way to curb your enthusiasm as we transition into the chillier and darker months ahead. Here a few tools experts recommend to help us deal with it all.

1. Reframe how you think of anxiety

Uncertainty provokes anxiety, explains New York University neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Instead of approaching anxiety as a negative emotion that must be suppressed, think of it as a superpower that motivates us to act.

2. Learn to breathe yourself calm

Deep breathing can slow you down and help you feel grounded. Check out our related article Six Easy Ways to Meditate.

3. Move your body

Just 10 minutes of physical activity can ease symptoms of depression or anxiety and make you feel better. Take a walk down the block, it will probably help.

4. Connect with others

Unlike this time last year, interacting and connecting with others can be done safely because we have highly effective vaccines. Get vaccinated and make arrangements to see that friend of yours while keeping an eye on what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends and how high the transmission rate is where you’re going.

5. Find a ritual that’s meaningful to you

Rituals, both sacred and mundane, bring comfort by allowing us to set intentions. Find or create a meaningful ritual and consider sharing it with a friend.

6. Accept that our new normal may be abnormal

Instead of waiting for a magical moment when the world goes back to normal, accept the present state of being. The pandemic isn’t ending any time soon so find ways to manage your risks and take care of your mental health for the long haul.

 

The attorneys at Drury Pullen, A Professional Law Corporation are available to assist you with your family law needs during these challenging times.  Feel free to call us 24/7 at (805) 879-7523 and leave a message if you do not reach a live person.  Calls will be returned as they are received.  You are also welcome to contact us via the Contact Us page on our website.  We remain available to our clients and community with remote services such as court filings, negotiations, mediation and emergency services.  Please follow us on Instagram @CaliforniaDivorceOnline and come back to this blog for more information.

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