How to Cope With Anxiety During a Pandemic

How to Cope With Anxiety During a Pandemic

Many of us weren’t prepared for how long COVID-19 would be affecting our country. As we see the cases rise, a lot of our anxiety is rising as well.

Your “what ifs” can start to take over. Thoughts about what will happen with your kids during this upcoming school year, what’s going to happen if your spouse isn’t able to go back to work, or what you’ll do if you have to work from home for the rest of the year.

The list of things unknown goes on and on. And if we know one thing about humanity, it’s that the fear of the unknown can be the cause for a lot of anxiety and stress during these times. So much so that it can debilitating at times.

A recent poll actually shows about half of Americans are anxious about catching COVID-19 and another 40% are scared about becoming seriously ill. This thought alone can make a simple run to the grocery store feel like an insurmountable feat.

So what can be done to decrease your anxiety levels during these times even if we don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel yet?

I’m going to give you a few tips to help manage your anxiety during this pandemic. My hope is that you’ll be able to apply these to your life and make this year a bit more enjoyable and manageable.