Coping with COVID-19
First thing’s first. This situation is difficult for everyone, so it’s totally normal to feel anxious and stressed. You may be separated from family and friends, or you may be back in your family home without having planned it. You may have lost your income. In a few short weeks, you’ve become a fully virtual student. Things you were looking forward to are cancelled. There’s uncertainty about what the future holds. The world feels hushed. On the other hand, the constant stream of information and news updates seems to have the opposite effect – there’s a heightened sense of reality, making everything feel like it’s happening in a movie or a dream. You may be worried about the well-being and safety of others. In fact, the whole notion of safety and “home” could feel like a question mark right now. It’s no wonder you’re feeling the way you are. Navigating uncertainty is hard. While there’s no quick fix to make it all go away, there are small things you can do to help manage the stress and anxiety of dealing with the unknown.