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It’s a Pandemic – Shouldn’t I be Anxious? – When Anxiety Awakens, Remain Balanced
By Jennifer Becker, MS, LCMHCS
It is finally settling into spring and, dare I say, it felt like a typical early May weekend. Though, as Saturday crept into Sunday, I could feel my anxiety start to rise. Sundays don’t feel like Sundays anymore. They feel like another day. I find myself contemplating ways to fill my days avoiding people. The overwhelming anxiety to avoid illness consumes me. I understand why people want to be released from its hold. Our ability to sustain this level of fear, loneliness, and insecurity is challenging, but not insurmountable. We can manage our mental health and take control of our feelings during this stressful time if we take steps to focus on being balanced.
Here are some simple ways to maintain some semblance of balance:
Does anyone know if we will get through this together or not?
Or if these times are certain or uncertain, nobody is letting me know!
A therapist can help you process through your feelings of pandemic anxiety and give you strategies for helping you deal with your tough days. We are currently offering groups and reduced fees for health care workers.