How Coronavirus is Impacting My Anxiety

April 1, 2020 TJ DeSalvo

This post explains how the coronavirus is impacting my anxiety. I’m sure most of you (and you can include me in this group) are sick and tired of reading about this, and would rather focus on something else. Yet here we are, so I’ll at least do you the courtesy of being brief. Basically, I’m discussing how this coronavirus thing we’re all going through is impacting my anxiety.

The coronavirus impacts my anxiety because other people are affecting me negatively. But, for the most part, I’m doing okay. This has given me an excuse to spend a lot of time hanging out with my cat, who always makes me happy regardless of what goes on. Being alone has never bothered me.

In fact, it is only around other people when I find myself at my most anxious. People seem to have a natural inkling to catastrophize everything, and coronavirus has exacerbated this to an uncomfortable degree. Sure, be worried about reasonable things, but catastrophizing every little thing does nobody any good.

Negative mental states are contagious too, and those who catastrophize needlessly have the potential to harm those who are more anxious. People like me absorb that negativity easier than anyone. It would do all of us a world of good if you would just take a step back and react to what’s going on around you in a more reasonable way.

Tuning Out to Keep Coronavirus from Affecting My Anxiety

By far, the biggest thing I’ve been doing to keep the coronavirus from affecting my anxiety level is keeping my online activity to a bare minimum. My social media presence is next to nonexistent, and I’ve deleted all news apps and avoid reading or watching the news whenever possible. I’ve been doing this for a while before all this began, but I’ve doubled down on it since.

I realize that it’s important to stay connected now, both with friends and with important information in the news, but too much is a bad thing. Social media and the 24-hour news cycle bombards you with information nonstop, and it doesn’t take all that much for someone to be overloaded. It’s okay to step back ("Positive News: How It Affects You and Where to Find It").

Social media isn’t important to me. My friends know how to get in contact with me if they want, and vice versa. I can read the news every once in a while, and then stop. There are much better things to do, and much better ways to stay sane. I can play video games, lie with my cat, or read a book. This is what I’m going to focus on, not staying online.

What are you doing to help minimize the effect coronavirus has on your anxiety? Share your tips in the comments.

APA Reference
DeSalvo, T. (2020, April 1). How Coronavirus is Impacting My Anxiety, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 17 from

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Dr Musli Ferati
April, 14 2020 at 12:47 am

Anxiety is the most common emotional reaction to COVID-19 pandemic, So, it is of important issue to overcome this emotional distress by satisfying way. Your genuine manner to soften worries presents purposeful solution. In this direction, tuning out the news flooding on coronavirus indicates the best way
to save oneself from the constraints of anxiety. So, we live in an age of electronic information technology, and various social media is bombarding us with sensational news, which have as their main motive marketing rather than accurate public information. This is all the more so when the frightening and sad information is completely consumed and spread by the community. In these circumstances of misinformation by social media, the appearance and aggravation of anxiety is inevitable.
Avoiding self-submission by the news and information on this pandemic is presented as a more positive approach to emotional turmoil and deterioration. This does not exclude the need for a source and timely information on the progress of this epidemic in the country and in the world. In this critical time, take time for relaxing and creative activities, which have a doubly positive role; save from sad information and calm down mentally. Opportunities and approaches are numerous and we just need to stimulate and activate our imagination for a proactive life model. Start from the bedroom in the morning, planning how you will most actively spend your free time, which in these circumstances of isolation is in abundance. Then continue in the bathroom to cool and clean the bad guts with cold water, and close the morning hours with a preparation of a spicy food. after breakfast, read or write something positive or look at pictures or panoramic panoramas from old newspapers and magazines that have long been forgotten in the cupboards of showcases. In the meantime, watch and listen to the news, communicating with friends and positive friends, and at any convenient time, do physical exercises or yoga. Do not forget the primary obligations and deeds related to the maintenance of the family, personal status, professional engagement and above all involvement in the respective social environment. Also practice meditation as an intimate activity with your eyes closed on a separate edge of the house. Surely you have time to pursue your favorite TV shows, movies, and programs, or older video recordings. All of these activities and commitments are sure to reduce stress levels that will certainly improve your emotional state while also avoiding anxiety.

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