As someone who has personally suffered with anxiety for several years I wanted to share some of my own tips for managing anxiety in isolation –
- Only listen to the facts.If staying up to date with everything that is going on helps you, make sure you are getting your information from official and reliable sources. For example, watch the news and don’t believe everything you see on social media.
- Take a break from social media.If social media is making your anxiety worse, give yourself a social media detox! Come off it for a few days, delete the apps from your phone and give yourself a break.
- Do the things that would normally help with your anxiety. It may be that you use relaxation techniques or maybe just reading a book. Some people like to stick to a routine so if that is the case make yourself a new routine while you are in isolation.
- Get some fresh air. Being in isolation doesn’t mean you have to lock yourself inside. As long as you follow the guidelines you can still go outside and get some fresh air.
- Talk about it. Just because you can’t physically go and see your friends and family doesn’t mean you can’t pick up the phone and talk to them. If you are feeling anxious make sure you tell someone how you are feeling.
Keep your eyes peeled as we are opening a new Diabetic and Healthy facebook group so that you can chat with other people with Diabetes who are all in the same situation right now.