Coping during a pandemic

During such a time as this it is hard enough being isolated being away from family, friends, coworkers and getting to socialize as we know to be the normal. Then we are stuck at home fighting with anxiety, depression, having to figure out how to cope with daily struggles. First and foremost, a place to start is to stop what we are doing weather that be listening to worries going through our minds, watching the tv, which, is bombarded with covid 19 constantly. Stop listening to tv. One nightly news cast is enough, take a deep breath for 5 seconds, hold it for 2, let it out for 8 seconds. Repeat 5 times. While doing this exercise focus on your breathing it helps calm the body, the mind and your blood pressure. We all need this to lower anxiety and worry that would other wise drive a person crazy. Meditation apps, also, are great to give us “me time”. Going outside getting fresh air, taking a walk are all energy boosters that help the mind, soul and body. Anxiety and depression are  real and tend to catch us off guard at all the wrong times. But we have a choice to make fear or faith? Worry and anxiety are fed off fear. Our faith is what brings us peace of mind it is not easy living by faith but its peaceful knowing God is watching out for us, providing the things we have,need and just knowing everything will work itself out, bring peace of mind. I want to encourage everyone to practice faith, meditation, positive affirmation,while we are in our homes, be creative with teaching our children and productive in taking this time to slow down, focus on ourselves to give ourselves “me time” and work on projects that we’ve plan to do. Enjoy doing hobbies and family time. Always remember when things get to be to much to breath, walk away for 10 minutes and breath. I was amazed at how well and how fast the exercise was at calming the body and the mind. I encourage everyone to try it and stay safe. Dont forget to reach out to loved ones by phone to stay in communication and socialize. This to shall pass.

Author: My cerebral palsy life

I became a writer in 2010, then I pursued an education in health care administration. Working to get a medical coding certificate to add to my professional titles. I and my husband have 2 adult children, 2 dogs. I was a single mother of two for 18 years. I have personal experience in health care as a cna, mental health and raising children with developmental disabilities. I am an advocate for the disabled as I was born with cerebral palsy and have learned to overcome challenges in life. My motto is life lessons are to be teachable, to educate, share our skills and learn to understand others that we encounter on life's journey.

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