If you’re the majority, the stress of what we’re all going through can be overwhelming, with days filled with anxiety. These circumstances can affect us mentally and physically.

Even though you cannot wholly wipe these conditions out of your mind, there are some things you can do to have a calmer outlook.

When you feel uneasy, try some of the following steps:

Information Overload
It may be difficult, but do your best to restrict the amount of repetitive news you watch. It’s better to limit the information to only reliable sources and pay attention to what’s new, versus listening to the same negativity over and over.

Take the Necessary Precautions
It’s imperative to listen to your physicians and follow the guidelines provided, while still doing your best to live a somewhat normal life. Start thinking positive and ahead to better times. Smile and laugh as much as possible, and you will automatically have a better outlook.

Maintain Your Schedule
As much as possible, hold to your daily routine, and stray from it only when it’s necessary (i.e., when it would affect your safety). When you can continue to do what you usually do, you will find that you will reduce your overall anxiety.

Embrace Your Connections
We all miss the friendly hugs and handshakes, but you can still connect with those you care about, it is just in a different manner. No one wants to spread the disease, but maintaining those relationships will go a long way in combating those negative feelings. It’s not the same, but a virtual call or a text to brighten someone’s day can be just what is needed. Or, visit a park and sit at opposite ends of a picnic table. You can’t touch, but visually seeing your close friend can make all the difference.

Limit Your Screen Time
Use computer time wisely by not burning out on social media as this can negatively affect you mentally, increasing your stress level.

These are just a few ways to try to turn a negative into a positive. Talk to your friends and family and collaborate on ideas to make your world a better place.

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