Reports from doctors around the country are indicating a rise in the prescriptions of anti-anxiety drugs. This is because of all the stress that the coronavirus pandemic is causing. While stress is a normal reaction, prolonged stress can be very damaging, and it can also cause you to make unwise decisions. Because of this, it is important for you to manage your stress in any way you can. Here are a few suggestions.
Look for positive news.
If all you hear is bad news, you will get more stressed. Look for those positive things that can build you up. Many of the 24-hour news networks will continually repeat negative stories since these are good for their ratings. This leads us to our second point:
Don’t obsess over the news.
It is good to be informed but watching too much of the news will increase your stress level. It might be a good idea to set a limit on how much time you will spend on the news each day.
Find something to do.
The best way to put away all the stress is to find something positive to do with your time. Start a new hobby, learn how to play an instrument. This can help take your mind off the current situation.