Who is feeling anxious? ✔️ Covidxiety is a thing, my friends. It’s fuelled by the apocalyptic news cycle, the frightening loss of income for many, and of course, the reality of catching this deadly virus. Yesterday it hit me, staring at row after row of empty shelves (even all the vegan food was gone!). I felt overwhelmed in a way I hadn’t outside of my grief and losing Lily. I know I am not alone in this feeling, Ive had many baby loss mothers say the same thing on here. And lets face it, we - the baby lost - are hard core, so if we are feeling it others are too. Are you? I dug deep into my well of emotional resilience, and went to home to do what I do best - lean into it and research. Specifically on how to help ourselves from a mindset perspective. My findings? Firstly if you are reading this - check in with your feelings. Stop avoiding them. It is totally normal to be feeling scared or anxious about everything going on. But if you are really overwhelmed reach out to beyondblueofficial or lifelineaustralia.
✔️✔️✔️Here are 3 tips to support your well being during this time:
✔️1. Figure out your routine. Creating a stay at home routine will give you some anchor points throughout your day and help you to feel like you’ve got your shit together. Particularly critical if you have lost your job. Set a schedule for rising, meals and bedtime. Resilience thrives with proper nutrition, and rest so keep an eye on that. Watch funny movies, drink cups of tea. Steer clear of social media that makes you anxious and restrict news consumption! ⠀⠀ .
✔️2. Connect - facetime, skype and video calls are going to get you through this. Last night hubs and a bunch of his mates had a teleconference. 🤣 Yup, they all dialled in and had a drink together. It was super cute.
✔️3. Move your body. You already know this one but its easy to let it slide when your normal gym routine has been banned. Lots of trainers are offering free online sessions and there is loads of content on You Tube. Move everyday!
Your turn. What are you doing to keep the CoVidxiety at bay? ...