Much of the advice therapists usually offer to people suffering from anxiety doesn’t work anymore. In normal times, I would tell you to go to the beach and watch the waves. Or catch up with your best friend over a glass of wine. Or hit up a yoga class. But these aren’t normal times. Because of the coronavirus, we must stay home to stay safe and help our communities’ hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. What’s good for us physically, and for our society as a whole, though, is harmful to our mental health. We need to come up with new ideas to deal with stress while COVID-19 is in our lives. Here are four fun and easily doable ways to combat anxiety during a pandemic.
4 Ways to Combat Anxiety During a Pandemic
Dr. Andrea Brandt is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica California. Andrea brings over 35 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management classes. Dr. Brandt is a recognized expert in treating a full range of emotional issues, including anger & aggression, anxiety & trauma, aging issues, relationships, work-life balance, workplace, and women's issues.