Things Mainers Can Do To Slow Covid-19 Anxiety
So I have to say that; lately, I've just been feeling down, the online debates of whether COVID-19 is real to hearing peoples unwarranted political beliefs, and wondering why every day feels like Groundhog Day. I get up, I hit snooze on the phone 15 minutes later, I get up again, shower, drink my coffee, put on clothes that match to the best of my ability, and then get in the car and drive to work. I asked my shrink, why is everything so mundane right now, and how did the people in 1919 deal with the Spanish flu and make it out the other side someone unscathed? After she laughed and told me she's a therapist, not a historian, she reminded me that I am not the only one going through this. Millions of people worldwide are going through this COVID Blues, feeling stagnant and if nothing is going to change ever. Those are only surface-level issues the everyday people that still have jobs, and you add on the people that have lost everything, their businesses may have closed, and teachers that are scrambling to do lesson plans to teach from home. This is a time when most of us would be united in how we get through something, but it feels like we're more divided than ever. It makes me feel an overwhelming sense of anxiety, and I know you have to feel that way to that's why I attached a few tips from the CDC on how to shake this anxiety and a video on mental health. Living in Maine, we are very fortunate to have such a wonderful back yard to play in.
This has nothing to do with if you believe this is a real disease or some type of hoax has everything to do with the fact that this thing is affecting everyone. What are your thoughts on how you are coping?