With the United States accounting for almost a third of the world’s COVID-19 cases. There’s no other choice for government officials but to issue lockdown orders. For most states, people have been stuck at home for at least three weeks now. With no end in sight, it’s becoming more difficult for many Americans to deal with all the anxieties, fear of uncertainties, and what seems like indefinite isolation.
Nowadays, panic and negative thoughts reign in most people’s minds. Realize that this is a normal response and will pass as the days pass.
Reports of rising liquor sales indicate that more people are starting to drink again to deal with being alone at home. Our minds can be our worst enemy. But as bad as the world feels in this time of crisis, we need to start refocusing our attention on how we can be productive in whatever way we can. This is not the end of the world, and just like what you read in social media, this problem will pass, and life goes on.
We will survive this pandemic! It is time to internalize and reevaluate ourselves and start appreciating the value of life more.
We need to reframe our minds of feeling trapped. It will only stress us out more. Instead, we have to set our sights to be more creative and do the best that we can base on our current unique situation.
Another way is to free up your day from social media and avoid watching endless COVID-19 coverage. They are anxiety-producing and can make someone actually feel sick with the disease.
There are many other ways you can deal with this coronavirus lockdown. If you feel overwhelmed and discouraged, simply step back and view the bigger picture. This is temporary, and there is light at the end of the tunnel.