One of my favorite authors posted a video to remind us to breathe. The video is here!
As covid is on the rise again, I find my anxiety levels rising with it. There are several things I do to keep it at bay.
1. I take medication for anxiety.
2. I have been doing Yoga with Adrienne or some form of exercise.
3. I am writing.
4. I read!
5. I binge watch television.
6. I meet with friends on Houseparty, Zoom and Facebook Rooms.
What does all this do to stop my anxiety? It keeps my head occupied. I find my anxiety increases in the moments I don’t have anything to do.
If your anxiety is increasing too, find something you like to do. Something that gets you out of your head.
After my 2nd husband died, I found painting cathartic. I couldn’t write, so I slapped paint on canvas as an outlet. Sometimes I still do this, but it’s been harder with everyone home. I find painting with an audience who are not also painting nerve wracking.
Find something that gives you peace. When my life was falling apart during my first marriage, I took solace in nature by going for walks in the local parks in Columbus.
As you can see my coping strategies may vary, but that is good. It’s nice to have more than one type of coping things to do.
The only time all my anxiety creeps in is at night. I play ocean sounds to help drown out the tinnitus, external noise and my own thoughts. It helps a little.
Find what works for you.
Love, Peace and Light! Rita