The coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives in many different ways. Most of us are now working or studying from home, and almost all of us are uncertain about what the future looks like. In times like these, anxiety can take over.
But, what exactly is anxiety?
Most of us use the terms “worry” and “anxiety” interchangeably. But the two are different. Let’s understand how.
Are you struggling with anxiety? You can take a simple self-assessment to find out.
At InnerHour, we believe in spreading awareness about mental health by talking about relevant facts and information. Today, let’s bust some myths about anxiety.
Here are a few simple changes that you can make in your lifestyle in order to build immunity in the face of anxiety.
In addition to these behavioural changes, you can use simple cognitive techniques to manage your worrisome thoughts.
Worry Tree is a simple tool that helps you decide how to approach a situation you are worried about. By understanding whether something is in your control or not, you can direct your energy towards either solving the problem or letting go.
If you feel like your worries seem to take over most of your day, the Worry Time technique can put this to an end. By giving yourself a specific time to worry, you will be able to go about your day while also giving yourself a chance to let out your worries.
Try out these strategies to keep your anxiety in check. Remember to take things one day at a time. A little bit of trial and error might be involved, so be patient with yourself. And no matter what, you can always reach out to an InnerHour therapist for support!