Coping with Corornavirus Stress
The COVID-19 pandemic or coronavirus has many – patients, doctors and staff off balance. For those of us whose always had a smooth trajectory have very little experience managing catastrophes, loss and grief.
Many governments around the world has imposed stay-home policies and social distancing in the hope of limit, preventing and curbing the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus. It can be disheartening to some to learn about the large numbers of infection and deaths. In this time, where some require comfort are restricted in distance or presence.
When we are hit with emotional pain, our amygdala within our brain detects fear, anxiety, aggression and anger and activates in an fight-or-flight attempt. Activation of our amygdala triggers physical responses to ready our bodies on threats. We also have a rational, logical part of our brain at our prefrontal cortex that controls judgment, impulse control, emotional regulation, planning, reasoning and social skills. You will need to focus and train your brains to ease or stop the amygdala’s attack on our bodies. Understanding this help us find a calm, thoughtful resolution to a problems we face.
We are unable to control the catastrophes that happen to us. However, we can control how we prepare, manage and grow through them.
Work hard to fight fear and anxiety and strive for contentment. Focus calmly on taking the next right step as new information comes to light.
BIDH takes various precuationary measures on patient, visitor and heathcare provider safety. We explore this topic in our next blog article.
6 things we can do to cope the stress of Coronavirus
There are several steps you can take to manage stress. Here is what Dr. Kimberly A. Harms of U.S. Public Health Service recommends:
- When negative thoughts take over, intentionally replace them with positive ones.
- Focus on what is in front of you and spending time on positive events and emotions. For example, spending time with your family or reading a constructive book.
- Use this time to help yourself and ready when things return to normal. This could include cleaning up clutter, backlog of work, improve self-development, re-organize your spaces to make yourself feel productive.
- Share your concerns with others virtually or writing down in a journal.
- Let go of what you are unable to control.
- Have a routine, exercise and eat well.
We can also do impose some protective measures to keep ourselves safe
BIDH Dental Hospital re-opens on 1st May 2020. Prepatory measures and guidelines has been set in place to maximize the safety of our patient and healthcare providers.
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