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Natural Ways to Ease Your COVID-19 Anxiety at Home

Dealing with the ramifications of COVID-19 is stressful for anyone. Trying to navigate the unchartered territory of this deadly virus is even more stressful for people who already suffer from anxiety. As COVID-19 continues its rapid spread across the world, many people are staying at home in an effort to stop the reach of the virus. This sense of isolation may further exacerbate anxiety, especially in individuals prone to this issue. Here are five natural ways that you can ease the anxiety of COVID-19 while at home.

Get Up and Get Moving:

Exercise has been proven to be a strong deterrent in avoiding anxiety attacks. Simply moving your body can deliver a vast improvement to your emotional state. You do not have to engage in a vigorous cardio workout to see the benefits. Even something as simple as a walk around the block will do your mind good. If you cannot get out to exercise, there are a myriad of available streaming workouts online that can give you ideas and guide you through a fitness routine. Finish and start your day with some gentle stretching and you will immediately feel more centered and relaxed.

Soak Up the Sun:

It is still possible to get outside when under a self-isolation. While it may be tempting to simply hole up inside, you will be doing your mentality a favor if you are purposeful about getting outside and getting some fresh air and sunshine every day. You only need about 15 minutes of sun each day to reap the benefits of vitamin D. Getting outside also boosts the body’s level of serotonin. Not only will an adequate amount of serotonin improve your mood, but it will help your sleep patterns so that you feel more rested each day.

Harness the Power of CBD:

Many people have successfully treated their anxiety through the use of CBD. This all-natural chemical is effective at reducing levels of stress and anxiety while helping people to feel more at ease in a myriad of situations. Now there are more CBD tinctures for sale to, so you can benefit from CBD in many different legal ways. A CBD tincture is made with the highest quality of USA organic hemp, ensuring that you will feel good about what you put into your body. If you have not yet tried CBD as a way to treat and prevent anxiety, this is the perfect time to try it out.

Watch Your Diet:

What you put into your body has a direct effect on your anxiety levels. You will feel much better mentally and emotionally if you nourish your body with the right food. Eating well-balanced meals that focus on an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins will have a net positive effect on your mental well-being. It is also a good idea to limit alcohol and caffeine. Both of these can trigger anxiety and elevate stress levels, putting you in a poor emotional state. Instead, make an intentional effort to stay hydrated by drinking an optimal amount of water each day.

Be Intentional About Being Social:

With social distancing the word of the day, it is challenging to find ways to be around others. However, even if you live in an area under a shelter in place order, you can still be social without even having to leave your home. In today’s increasingly wired world, it is easier than ever to connect with others online. Regardless of whether you use FaceTime for phone calls or take it another level with a video conference call with friends, you can still reach out to others. It is important to not completely go into a shell during this time. Being intentional about keeping your social connections alive will help to treat your anxiety and give you the contact that you need with others to get through this tough time.

While it is understandable to feel anxious during this time of uncertainty, you do not have to let anxiety rule your life. Trying a combination of these five tips will help you to better manage your symptoms of anxiety so that you can get through this time.

Tim Esterdahl

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