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The Eating Coach

Mar 16, 2020

Here is something you can do about your Coronavirus anxiety - immediately.

If you give me five minutes of your time, I will give you an anxiety-calming tool that takes less than 60 seconds to implement. It costs nothing, and you can do this anywhere. You could even get away with this in the middle of a stressful meeting about COVID-19, and nobody will notice. It is not meditation, EFT or deep breathing.

Before I explain exactly what this, let’s imagine anxiety as a merry-go-round (or should I say unmerry-go-round). Anxiety looks at a problem and circles it. Not only does it fail to respond to that problem, but it starts disabling your higher creative thinking, which is so vital when it comes to the complex problems of the world in 2020.
Anxiety also makes you susceptible to the profit-driven hysteria of the press. Cue more anxiety.You never get anywhere with anxiety as your tool to deal with Coronavirus. All it does is let you fool yourself that your state of hypervigilance is justified.
Of course we need to be vigilant with the present COVID-19 situation. What I am saying is that hypervigilance, which means fretting beyond what is useful, increases our stress levels to the point where we cannot respond effectively. This is when stress can start to put an extra unneccessary load on our immune system, which is something that everyone needs to have functioning as effectively as possible right now.
Listen and help get yourself out of hyper-vigilant anxiety that you know is doing you no good at all.
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