Turn off push notifications from news media outlets. Limit time on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Focus on what you can control:
when things seen scary and unknown, it’s helpful to focus on what you can control.
Here are some practical things you can do:
Follow hand washing steps
Get your flu shot
Keep hand sanitizer in your bag and use it
Get enough rest
Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue
when you are sick
Avoid touching your face
Use healthy coping strategies:
taking a break from school, work, etc., is essential for feeling balanced and well. Make sure you are doing something for yourself each other.
Here are some ideas:
Take a 10 min walk
Take a yoga class or find a yoga video on Youtube.
Here’s a brief yoga practice you can use to start.
Mediate, pray, read a few biblical scriptures
Read this list of things you can do to stay well in a Time of COVID19
Watch a funny movie
Color or draw
Drink some chamomile or peppermint tea
for additional mediations
Get help if you need it:
If you’re tried at least 1-4 coping strategies, anxiety is still causing problems, and experiencing:
Trouble sleeping or eating
Problems with focus and attention
Difficulty going to class or work
Thoughts about harming or killing yourself
For employees: reach out to your health insurance provider for a referral to a licensed clinician, for students, contact counseling services at email@example.com
or stop by Henderson 1013.