Coping With Stess and Anxiety Due to COVID-19
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is causing stress and anxiety for people. Fear about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. One of the best things you can do is to prepare, don't panic.
From the news to social media, a lot of information is circulating about the COVID-19. Some is true, but much of it may be misinformed or only partly correct, especially as information rapidly changes. Use credible sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization to obtain up-to-date, scientific information about the illness and how to prevent it. Coronavirus preparation and prevention.
Knowledge and preparation can help reduce feelings of panic.
However, when anxiety does creep in there are things you can do to support yourself during this time of stress.
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Know that we here at Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons care about you. We hope you and your family remain healthy and calmly cope with stress during this time when the news changes hour by hour. Currently, we are still seeing patients here at the office with all necessary precautions in place and are continuing to perform surgery. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to call the office.