During a time of chaos, you would think a person with anxiety would rev up to the max! During this COVID-19 pandemic, I have been surprisingly calm! This gives me confirmation that my self care methods have been working!
Over the past few months, I have become more in tuned with what I need. If I’m maxed out, I delegate. My husband and kids have seemed to go with this new flow of things and I have noticed a new more calm “me”. I was a person before I was a mom or wife, and getting back to that feels amazing!
So the test for me has been this pandemic, but I purposefully have redirected my attention to self care. Self care for me can be as simple as applying a face mask and taking a few extra moments to steam my face. I’ve been also exploring options to become a stay at home mom and still have a career, and most importantly, using this time to reconnect with family. Oh yea! and this is MAJOR key…I have to tune out the noise! Watching TOO many news breaks on Corona will surely take me over the edge, so I watch just enough to stay informed and I back off! Immediately! This approach has kept me anxiety free thus far!
I’d love to hear any tips or tricks that others use to ride out this seemingly unprecedented storm with COVID-19 as the culprit!
Not so pro-tip: The grounding method has been a life saver for me! If my anxiety is uncontrollable, redirecting my attention helps nearly every time.
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