How to take care in challenging times

We not only need to support people with collecting groceries but also their Mental health.
It is wonderful that a community spirit is coming out of all this trauma and adverstiy.
So many of my clients with anxiety are having heightened anxiety at present due to the uncertainty of coronavirus. Uncertainty breeds anxiety. Things to do to help:
1.Reduce your social media usage
2. Limit reading of the news
3. Avoid triggers
4. Unfollow negative people
5. Try to go for a walk
6. Be in the moment
7. Focus on gratitude.
These are extreme and very challenging times, however we will come out the other side and it is about how we handle ourselves and the situation in the process. If you do know people who suffer with poor Mental Health then spare a thought as to how you can support them with their Mental Health, self isolation can increase anxiety, so people will protect themselves from contracting the virus but in turn their Mental Health will deteriorate.
I am happy to chat to anyone who is struggling and having to self isolate, please fell free to contact me.

Article by Diane Pulley

Diane Pulley is a BACP accredited and UKRC psychotherapist and Life Coach having graduated from Warwick university. She has worked in private practise for many years with clients presenting various issues, from trauma, depression, anxiety and self confidence. Diane works with both individuals and couples. Her experience has lead her to work with corporate clients delivering stress management training for both staff and management. Aspire You has been born from a personal journey, of Diane's own marriage breaking down after 28 years, when she identified there is a need to support women through this process and help them rebuild their lives. "everyone has the potential to lead fulfilling lives and i am committed to helping individuals achieve that desire"