Guest Blog Written By: Sarah Ahmed, Psychotherapist, Co-Founder of WellNest Psychotherapy
I think at this point, it's safe to say, things feel out of place for all of us – all over the world. Even though some cities and countries have started talking about reopening businesses and somewhat resuming some semblance of normalcy, we all know that many aspects of this pandemic are here to stay. What makes it more challenging is the fact that we still do not have any answers to many questions.
How long will wearing a mask be part of my daily routine? What restrictions are here to stay? When will I be able to travel internationally again without having to quarantine?
While we may not have the answers to these questions, click below for our top 3 strategies to manage uncertainty to help manage and relieve stress and anxiety.
Are you struggling to find the motivation to workout from home? Are you frustrated that you’re forced to workout in the same space where you work? Are you finding it difficult to stick to a routine?
Since the beginning of this pandemic, our lives have changed. Our daily routines don’t look like what they used to, and for most of us (myself included), it’s beginning to take a toll. For most of us, fitness was our outlet, and the gym was our sacred place. It was the place we would go to where we could forget about the stress of our day and just have fun with friends.
How are we supposed to fill that void when gyms are closed? When we can’t see our friends? Heck - even going for a run or bike ride outside can be risky! We do what we have done since March 16th - we adapt!
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has left many of us feeling helpless. But instead of focusing on what we cannot control (which will just lead to anger, sadness and frustration), we need to focus on the things we can control, as this will lead to improved mood, motivation and the ability to take action.
These are unprecedented times for everyone. No one knows what is going to happen tomorrow, next week or next month. But the more we worry about what “might happen” the more stressful this whole situation will be.
So, let’s all rally together and put our time and energy on the things we have control over during this pandemic:
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