Given the ongoing crisis with the corona virus (COVID-19), companies and organizations around the world are offering their advice on the best approach moving forward. However, I believe we need to address more than hand washing techniques and covering your face when you cough or sneeze.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much to the surface as far as people’s reaction to a global crisis. I hear a lot of people speaking of their anxieties and fears and that’s exactly what I’d like to address.
The most important thing is to prioritize your health and safety – both emotionally and physically. If a social gathering, work, or any other situation stirs up anxiety and panic within you then I urge you to put yourself first. Think about your peace and well being. What do you need for yourself in this moment? Do you need time alone? Do you feel safest in your home and away from others? Be sure to do what is best for you. Work, friends, family, they will still be here once the virus passes.
It’s best to get ahead of the situation and make sure you are stocked up on all of your medications. The chances of us being quarantined are slim but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for the worst. Stock up on your comfort foods and any other essentials. Let’s be proactive so we can avoid further unnecessary anxiety in a time when anxiety is already running high.
2020 has been a wild ride so far. Stay safe and anxiety free.