One way to stay calm and balanced is to be very disciplined about building relaxation time into your day, and this will help you to look after your overall wellbeing. Winding down and relaxing is essential for managing anxiety levels, and even just basic breathing exercises can be very beneficial. This can also help with your sleep, which is an important way of allowing your brain to consolidate your memories and process information. Sleep also helps your body to repair itself. Rest and sleep will help to ease anxiety, which in turn will help you to cope better during the day.
Learning all about the tools and techniques to manage anxiety will help you to build your personal resilience. This is an essential life skill to develop, and your ability to be resilient to stress, setbacks, adversity and change depends so much on your inner resources and strength. Being a resilient person is more than just being able to recover and survive, it is also about learning to grow and thrive.
By following the advice and guidelines from the Government, who are doing everything they can to help keep us safe, we will get through this challenging time. The lessons we learn along the way will make us stronger and fitter for the future.
Taking each day at a time and doing the small things that are within your control will help to ease the build-up of anxiety. Most important of all – be kind to yourself, take one step at a time, and remember that you are not alone. We are all in this together, and this will pass.