5 Things You Can Do Now To Stay Calm During A World Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic is making most of us worried and anxious. In this post, I am going to tell you about 5 things you can do to stay calm during this troubling time.

First, let me start by talking about why you should maintain calmness.

The main reason you need to remain especially calm during this time is that your immune system functions a lot better when you’re calm. When you experience worry, stress and anxiety – your body gets flushed with stress hormones that make it a lot harder on your immune system to function in an optimal way. 

So, what can you do? 

  1. Meditate – The benefits of meditation to both physical and mental health have been proven in hundreds of studies. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress and to improve the functioning of your immune system.
  1. Connect with friends – Old friends or new, over Zoom or Google Hangouts – it doesn’t really matter. Our brains crave connection to other people and spending so much time alone can have a very negative effect on your mental health. This can be a time to connect with old friends you haven’t been in touch with. Everybody needs more connection now and your friends will be happy to hear from you. 
  1. Remember that this is going to end – It’s hard to imagine how and when this crisis is going to end, but you have to remind yourself that it will. If you experience negative thoughts about the future, remind yourself – this too shall pass.
  1. Keep your physical activity – There are many ways to keep your physical activity at home. If you’re into yoga – check out Core Power Yoga. If you like high intensity interval training – you can do P90X or find a video on YouTube. Whatever you do – try to keep your body active. 
  1. See a therapist – if you feel like nothing helps and your emotions are out of control – seek professional help. A good therapist will not only be a good listener but will help you create a plan to be at your best, even in the midst of a world pandemic. 

The situation is hard for all of us. We’re in this together and we, at Denver Men’s Therapy, would like to offer our support to men in the Denver area. If You’re struggling with depression, anxiety or any other emotional issue – give me a call today at 720-295-4233.


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