How can we manage our emotions in times of Coronavirus?
Our day to day has changed and now more than ever, it is important that we look for tools to control our emotions. In moments of panic, overwhelm, or anxiety, there are strategies that help us focus our energy and control our emotions to manage them in the best way.
The most important thing is to validate the feeling! It is normal to feel fear, confusion, and even sadness at these times. Let’s accept our emotions, whatever they are, and try to recognize the feeling. Once we recognize the emotion, we eliminate some uncertainty and we can start working on all the positive points, which also exist.
It is a good idea to maintain virtual contact with friends and family . Now more than ever, we can lean on trusted people, and they on us. Periodic calls or even virtual meetings can improve our mood. Creating a new routine can give us security. In these moments of isolation and change, concentrating on daily tasks gives us some control over our direct environment and makes us feel satisfied when completing them.
A good recommendation is to avoid the overinformation related to the Coronavirus that we currently receive. Not all the information that reaches us is from experts, and we must go to official sources as far as possible. We can spend more time on our personal “hobbies” or professional development. How many times have you thought about what you would do if only you had more time? It’s time to remember what inspires us and dedicate time to it! Check out more articles on our stie SM Blog.
Where is your present? Try not to anticipate the future, or go back to the past. The here and now is within your reach and you can make of it what you want. Look for the feelings of the present. How did the movie you just saw make you laugh? How do you feel after exercising? How do you feel when you close the back cover of that beautiful book? How do you feel after the delivery of that task that has cost you so much effort? How much did you laugh during the virtual aperitif with your friends?
Those emotions are also there, we must also recognize them. Focus on the present.