TIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH ANXIETY
The state of the world
Make your own decisions about what type of media you follow, especially while you’re working. If you don’t want to look at any news related to COVID-19, set up apps that will block that news on your devices.
Similarly, let your loved ones know if you don’t want to have any discussions surrounding the virus or infection.
Stay informed, not overwhelmed
If you want to stay informed but find the news overwhelming, allocate a set amount of time each morning or evening when you can read the news.
Or ask a friend if you can call them for a quick 10-minute briefing. They’ll be able to deliver any news gently and help you stay informed without feeling overwhelmed.
Your loved ones
If you’re concerned about the health of your loved ones, tell them about your concerns. Make sure they’re taking all the necessary precautions and will touch base with you if they start to experience any COVID-19 symptoms.
Take the time to let them know how much they mean to you, either verbally or in writing.
Being on lockdown
Enjoying a day of work at home feels different when it’s due to a government order that’s aimed at stopping the spread of a virus.
Create a happy space, whether this is looking out a window, visualizing a peaceful nature scene, or looking at a relaxing picture.
Get in touch
Get in touch with a health professional find someone who is supportive and can help you manage your feelings, especially if these feelings are getting in the way of your productivity.
Be honest with how you’re feeling. Knowing that someone is only a phone call or video chat away may help you manage feelings of anxiety.