5 Steps to Stay Calm During a Pandemic
When fear is high we need go to practical solutions to reduce stress.
I know how hard it has been lately to focus on anything besides the COVID-19 pandemic. I have been talking to clients all week about their fears. I have compiled this list of 5 tips to help you reduce your stress during these unforeseen times.
Feel your feet on the ground. When anxiety overtakes us you can feel like you are floating outside of your body. You might even feel lightheaded and dizzy…
“Our calm is contagious”: How to use mindfulness in a pandemic.
Meditation teacher Tara Brach offers some tips for calming your coronavirus anxiety — so you can better care for others.
If you’re feeling extra anxiety these days due to the Covid-19 coronavirus, you’re not alone. This pandemic has us all facing more stress and uncertainty than usual. It also has many of us asking: How do we keep from spiraling into full-blown panic?
As we try to navigate our anxiety about the coronavirus, there’s one quote I’ve been trying to keep at the forefront of my mind. It’s by the Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: “When the crowded Vietnamese refugee boats met with storms or pirates, if everyone panicked all would be lost. But if even one person on the boat remained calm and centered, it was enough. It showed the way for everyone to survive.”
Guided Meditation for Times of Pandemic: “Calling on Your Awakened Heart” (23:44 min.)
In the midst of difficulty we need access to our deepest wisdom and love. This guided meditation calls forth this loving presence by opening to the heart and spirit of whatever being in our life we most experience as calm, wise and compassionate.
How do we find that inner place of calm in the midst of the storm?