We’ve all seen the movies. There’s an outbreak spreading rapidly across the globe, and officials are scrambling for a way to save everyone. Unfortunately, that movie has become our current reality. The most unsettling part of this whole situation is the conflicting information which leaves millions across the globe confused and anxious.
Some of us already suffer from chronic worry and anxiety, so this is just piling on more stress. Luckily, CBDfx makes it easy to take CBD daily while we navigate this unknown terrain. Just one gel capsule a day has made this whole ordeal more manageable from a personal standpoint. This is really a time where we need to focus on ourselves and make the best of an imperfect situation.
Here are some more tips to ease your nerves and maintain your sanity during lockdown:
This may turn out to be more of a challenge than expected, but it is very important to familiarize yourself with the facts. There are so many news outlets exaggerating headlines and creating panic that we are all having to live through. I mean, come on, we can’t even find toilet paper! The most reliable sources include: White House news, live information from the CDC, and other reputable news outlets. Other stories that you see on social media or any unreliable websites may just be clickbait intended to shock, stun, and simply generate clicks. With that being said, don’t overexpose yourself to the news. Watching the news all day will definitely create an underlying sense of fear and panic.
Create your own escape. Renew your Netflix account and find some binge worthy shows. Before you know it, the day is passing you by and you have found a way to not “obsess” over the news. Just make sure not to neglect any important obligations, because binge watching is addictive. You’ll find yourself saying one more!
What are the concrete facts that you could refer to that’ll ease your worries? Well, you could head over to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website and look at the cold hard facts.The regular strain of influenza has been far worse statistically. Bottom line being, there is more of a risk factor for those very young and very old, and most people with no underlying health conditions experienced mild cases and recovered just fine.
Have you had any friends call you freaking out? It might be time to start screening your calls. I was sitting at home, and a friend called sounding frantic on the other end which immediately put me in a panic. There is no question that other people’s vibes and energy can influence your mindset, so if you need to hit decline to keep your peace of mind don’t feel guilty doing so.
One thing I’m sure most of us worry about is actually having to go outside to get food and/or gas for our cars. We can ease worries in this area as well because we know how to stay safe outdoors. When you go outdoors try to wear gloves. These will provide protection because the virus can live on hard surfaces for an extended amount of time, and your hands should be protected so you don’t accidentally touch your face, etc. I know we’ve all heard this too, but keep your distance from others. The recommended distance is 6 ft. That is a pretty good gap so just try to make sure you space out from other people while shopping for essentials.
You might not be able to find a N95 mask at this point because it is the only mask that will actually protect you. The CDC warns healthy people about wearing regular masks because they can actually trap air/bacteria/virus underneath the mask. I guess that’s why the 6 ft rule is so important for those of us without masks. Most importantly, wash your hands when you get home, and wash them consistently throughout the day for at least 20 seconds.
One of the most important things you can do for yourself and others in this time is develop an optimistic outlook. By doing this you are grounding yourself while also allowing yourself to be a grounding source for others. When my friend called me frantically the other day she quickly commented on how I made her feel at ease.
At the end of the day, this is something we cannot control (to a certain extent). We have to stay inside, keep positive, and know that we will make it back to life as we once knew it. The beautiful part is that we will all have a newfound appreciation for the small things in life we take for granted such as a day at the park, dinner with friends, or even going to work. Yes, even going to work! So, stay inside, stay positive, and keep yourself occupied. We will prevail!