Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety
Preparation for the coronavirus outbreak is more than washing our hands; it’s not freaking out and keeping our minds in check, too. If you follow social media a lot, you might feel like going to bed and pulling the covers over your head. Research shows that chronic TV watchers and news followers have elevated fears because everything they see starts to feel like it’s happening outside their front door. Minimizing the virus isn’t good preparation, but neither is overkill and over-reactions. The key is to remain level-headed, sensible and avoid stressing yourself out. In some cases, panic due to the drastic changes and the unknown are traveling faster than the coronavirus itself.