With that, follow precautions when outside and limit your presence around people while following safety guidelines. Learn mindfulness skills in order to stay calm and learn to let go as long as you take precautionary measures to stay safe. Take steps to improve/maintain good health by eating healthy, exercising to reduce stress and intentionally think positively. It is important to connect with a good support system of family and friends while remaining safe. It is also recommended to limit media exposure so that you become informed of important issues but choose positive media exposure to help you reduce stress and anxiety. It would be very useful to learn meditation. If it is difficult for you to reduce your anxiety, it is advised to seek professional help so that you learn effective skills to reduce your anxiety.
Thank you for writing a question that is on many minds!
Hoorie Siddique, PhD
One of the keys to decreasing anxiety is to practice relaxation strategies. The body/brain cannot be anxious and relaxed at the same time. Therefore, allowing time during your day for you to relax through breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, or whatever makes you feel relaxed will decrease anxiety. Practicing daily relaxation strategies can calm your overall anxiety level over time.
Patricia Harris | MA, LPC
San Antonio Counseling and Behavioral Center
4201 Medical Dr., Ste. 330
San Antonio, TX 78229
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