Anxiety and the coronavirus: 3 tips for a better pandemic


If you weren’t already anxious, it seems like maybe the coronavirus could’ve given you a solid push into the anxiety department of your life. Of course, we can’t change that the virus is here nor can we change that the toilet paper is not here, but there are a few things that we could do that might help us get through this in a more calm way. From a calmer place, we have more ability to make hard choices if need be and if that’s not what happens then we will be more able to enjoy what may be a forced sabbatical for some people.

Here are three easy things you can do to make the coronavirus era we’re in less stressful and help reduce your anxiety:

Choose your company and your conversations wisely.

If the conversation you have seems to be exciting you in a way that doesn’t feel good then that might be a conversation or a person that isn’t going to benefit you to spend time with. Sometimes we see aspects of people we love and respect the very most when things like this happen that just means this is not the time we’re gonna spend time with them and we need to look for other people to get us through.

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Don’t isolate yourself. We know that when we isolate anxiety and depression and cognitive ruminations get much worse.

Although there is a recommendation for social distancing because it is 2020 we have all kinds of options for human connection that don’t involve having to be in the same room. If we find ourselves poised to create social distancing we would do well to bridge the gap with social media and virtual platform so that we can still have the people we love and care about in our lives.

Limit the conversations & media that you take in about Covid19.

Get the information that is important and then stop. Use your attention for things that make you feel thankful, playful, connected or things that make you laugh. These four things that I’ve mentioned are very specific. Furthermore, research supports that these can help reduce your stress. And reducing stress has a positive impact on your physical health. Unfortunately, stress has the inverse affect. So, protect yourself- not just from germs but from excessive fear.

And as always if you need more help get more help. North Boulder Counseling has online counseling that means you can speak to a very well-qualified effective therapist and is not the usual bargain online counseling.

Together we can do what none of us can do alone.

Begin Working with an Anxiety Therapist in Boulder, CO

You don’t have to struggle with pandemic anxiety alone. We have all been affected, and our team of caring therapists would be honored to offer you support in coping with your symptoms. We offer support from our Boulder, CO-based therapy practice. To start your therapy journey, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact our therapy center to request an appointment.
  2. Learn more about our therapists
  3. Start overcoming your anxiety symptoms

Other Services Offered at North Boulder Counseling

The team of therapists at our Boulder, CO-based counseling practice is committed to offering high-quality mental health services. These services include general anxiety treatment, anxiety treatment intensive program, postpartum depression counseling, perinatal support, parenting coaching,  grief counseling, trauma treatment, and EMDR. We also offer depression treatment, teen therapy, and play therapy, as well as business coaching for therapists, and professional supervision and consulting. Our team understands making in-person appointments can be difficult, which is why we are happy to offer online therapy across the state of Colorado. Learn more about our services by contacting our clinic or visiting our blog today!