Are you obsessed with Coronavirus?

Today, you will be reading about strategies to help you to cope with the now global effects of coronavirus.

Are you perpetually thinking about coronavirus? Because this could become a problem … because this could lead to anxiety, stress, depression and panic attacks. When you continue to think about something irrational, then you have a very real problem with anxiety. Is the first thing you do in the morning, you grab your newspaper, or read every single article in the news that is about coronavirus, or watch all the television programmes and news bulletins about coronavirus.

In the words of Winston Churchill, “Keep calm and carry on”. Don’t panic.

To help you to avoid picking up coronavirus, I am now going to give you some very simple rules that you need to follow in order to keep yourself safe. You shouldn’t let coronavirus worry you. You wash your hands for at least 20 seconds very often, and you use the sanitizing lotion. If you have to touch something like a door knob to open or close a door, cover your hand with a clean tissue before you do so. It’s not about being afraid, it’s about being cautious. There is “social distancing” … which means you do not get too close to other people who may be nearby. If there are a lot of people around, keep a nice three foot distance away from anyone who is coughing.

Wash hands for at least 20 seconds

You need to be careful and self-isolate for a few weeks if you are elderly, or a pregnant woman, or someone with some sort of immune deficiency. You must not travel anywhere; you must stay indoors; order things like food and other essentials online, and have them delivered to your door. When you place your online order, make sure you don’t panic buy. For example, don’t order 7 bottles of hand wash, just 3; and if you normally keep to a budget when you shop online, make sure you keep to it. Governments in many countries have already closed places like schools, pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas. Many sporting fixtures have been cancelled in the wake of coronavirus, like big football matches, tennis matches and horse racing events. Everywhere is shutting down to try and contain the spread of this fast-growing disease.

It is extremely important to stay connected with friends and family while everyone’s lives are being affected by this disease. You can also keep in touch with professional people like doctors and hospital departments. You might find self-isolation extremely hard going and find that you really are becoming increasingly anxious, stressed, and depressed. Being isolated and totally on your own for many weeks can produce a totally overwhelming feeling of loneliness which you might not have experienced before the coronavirus surfaced. Keeping in touch with people you know could be a simple phone call, or a text, or a video message could be a real lifeline.

Try not to spend hours and hours reading entire articles about coronavirus that make news headlines. Also try not to spend hours every day watching every single television programme about the disease, and all the news bulletins. This will only increase your anxiety and stress levels and will just make you feel panicky. You only need the key points of what to do in certain situations which might apply to you, such as if you suddenly become extremely hot and feverish and wonder if you have a temperature and / or a raging fever. You can keep a dedicated notebook just for jotting down things like this that refer to coronavirus, because it will stop your thoughts endlessly whirring about in your head.

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