Coronavirus and the state of your mental health – WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.

Posted: March 23, 2020 at 7:41 am

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The coronavirus outbreak is turning our lives upside down. The unknown and the uncertainty are stressing out many people.WGAL News 8s Susan Shapiro spoke with a psychologist about some ways to lessen the anxiety when the news about the coronavirus is nonstop and can be quite overwhelming. Psychologist Jessica Taylor thinks being able to unplug is really important. She suggests limiting where and how you get information about the coronavirus to lessen anxiety. Taylor says, Being able to say, 'I'm going to trust and utilize these resources and I'm only going to check a certain amount a day'" is important.Schools are closed and many people are working from home, so typical schedules are disrupted, but Taylor says we should try to be productive. Taylor says: Adhering to a daily routine would be really important to establish some sense of normalcy. Take a run or a walk...Being outdoors can be good for the body and mind. Nature is consistent and can help ground you in a lot of ways.While you are spending more time indoors, take a virtual tour of a museum or listen to an online concert. Practicing gratitude and being kinder to one another can make you feel better.Taylor says the Centers for Disease Control website has good information about managing stress and anxiety right now.

The coronavirus outbreak is turning our lives upside down. The unknown and the uncertainty are stressing out many people.

WGAL News 8s Susan Shapiro spoke with a psychologist about some ways to lessen the anxiety when the news about the coronavirus is nonstop and can be quite overwhelming.

Psychologist Jessica Taylor thinks being able to unplug is really important. She suggests limiting where and how you get information about the coronavirus to lessen anxiety.

Taylor says, Being able to say, 'I'm going to trust and utilize these resources and I'm only going to check a certain amount a day'" is important.

Schools are closed and many people are working from home, so typical schedules are disrupted, but Taylor says we should try to be productive.

Taylor says: Adhering to a daily routine would be really important to establish some sense of normalcy. Take a run or a walk...Being outdoors can be good for the body and mind. Nature is consistent and can help ground you in a lot of ways.

While you are spending more time indoors, take a virtual tour of a museum or listen to an online concert.

Practicing gratitude and being kinder to one another can make you feel better.

Taylor says the Centers for Disease Control website has good information about managing stress and anxiety right now.

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