The greater part of us never envisioned living through a worldwide pandemic — but, here we are, figuring out how to manage this new sort of stress and tension consistently. The initial step to adapting is understanding that these responses are absolutely normal: Various polls and surveys have shown that 0ver 40 to 80 percent of individuals feel increasingly restless because of the uncertainty COVID-19 has presented. 

In addition, mental research on past emergencies shows that we're bound to feel pushed and dreadful when we have little power over a danger, and much more so when that risk is unknown. The new Coronavirus episode marks all those ticks. 

At the point when we are stroked by anxiety, we regularly default to methods for dealing with stress that we think cause us to feel better. However, unexpectedly make it harder to manage our pressure. The new social media has more power to contribute to anxiety than a newspaper. Conventional media is much more comforting compared to the bombardment of real-time information. 

The heap of shows dealing with pandemics and other epidemics adds to this anxiety in the name of science shows and documentaries. These informative shows indirectly will take a toll on the mental and physical health in mid of this whole outbreak.

If you or your loved one belong to this large number of people who are affected by this anxiety, then here a few creative baby steps you can take to counterbalance the weight anxiety is pushing you with. 

Gratitude hand-wash: Some things are inevitable like that 20 seconds hand-wash. So this can be a trigger to push the anxiety button every time you wash your hand. We can rather commit to a thankful or gratitude hand-wash. Just think about all the things you have and you are grateful for. You will follow the safety guideline as well as are doing a research-backed anxiety soothing gratitude exercise. Kudos! 

Book a "worry time" related to corona: Yes it is not easy but once you achieve this slot method it can give you great results. You just have to set aside few minutes in a day or week depending on your self-management of worry. The time means that you will worry about the coronavirus only in those stipulated time frames. Let us say you give allot time from 3 pm to 3:05 pm every day to worry about it. Remember worry is not about solution just ruminate and let it go. If you find yourself worrying outside of this planed slot get present and tell yourself that you have a slot for that. Take deep breaths and focus on the work at your hand.   

Managing mobile notifications and triggers: There are several news app or other apps that keep sending notifications. Even some of the brands who want to promote while cautioning about corona can send you Short messages (SMS) or whats-app notifications. Try to keep all your notifications to a minimum. Also, information related to the virus or visiting the site which shows the real-time numbers, schedule this once every 2 or 3 days to keep yourself updated. It is important to know the updates but not to drain yourself with continuous monitoring. Also, avoid screen time before sleep. Read a paperback or write a journal but try to dodge that screen time before sleep. 

Be an interior designer: You must have read that cheesy message already" if you can't go outside go inside". Well because you can't go outside to feel the change in the environment you can make minor changes in the interior. Shift that study table to another window, rotate your dining table, Change the place of taking zoom calls. Try doing changes in the layout if it permits. Similar changes can be made in food habits and preparation. 

Remind yourself you are doing something even when you are not: One can feel very unproductive as the work may be slow or not progressing as you want. Also, people who are autonomous may feel very empty as they have a strong identity attached with work. So the purpose of this exercise of isolation is to flatten the curve. So even when you are feeling you are doing less, in reality, you are contributing to a bigger cause of reducing the spread. Always acknowledge yourself for this contribution along with all those essential service staff, you matter. 
It is very important to keep mental health at peace as we are continuously at home. Thoughts can go really tangential but you know how to tame them now. Make these actions and see your anxiety go reasonably down. Be healthy, mentally and physically. Stay home stay safe.