There are thousands (possibly millions) of people that have current medical conditions who are worried about catching this disease. The coronavirus anxiety is real. It’s a real, physical reaction to the thoughts of what could happen if…
And quite rightly so. Anyone who has current medical conditions is now dealing with a new potential threat to their health. It’s not called the ‘novel’ virus for nothing. The world is on lockdown because it is new. Since there is no medication yet to cure those that need it, countries are doing what they can to stop the spread.
There has been plenty of conspiracy theories surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. The point is, whatever the truth, most people are recovering, but some are not. Some conspiracy videos on social media have pointed out that viruses themselves are not ‘catchable’. That’s true, but the virions ARE catchable and it’s the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) virions that are causing this virus in people and that’s why severity of symptoms is so varied. Every host (body) the virions end up in will manifest into different levels of coronavirus symptoms .
If you are not confident about your physical health right now and are worried, what can you do? Well, there is one place to start… your mental wellbeing.
Why? Your mind and body are always communicating. Anything that regularly goes on upstairs in your brain has an effect somewhere in your body.
Anything you give focus to you send it more energy. So, if our mind is anxious about catching the coronavirus, it is not sending out resources to the body for healing your current medical condition. Instead, the energy is being used on preparing your body for possible fight.
We want to bring the focus back to optimizing the mental and physical health of the current you. If you have a lot on your mind, get your thoughts off your chest – be it to a friend, your partner, a journal, or us here at Size HH – then shift your focus back to making this unexpected situation into an opportunity to focus on health and prioritize self-care.
Listen to uplifting music – Therapeutic soundwaves travel through the air and into our ears where they translate the vibrations of sound into electrical information that acts like stimulant to our brain. Our body follows the mind, that’s why music has such a strong impact on the body and can make us want to dance, or even cry. Vibrations from sounds that you truly love brings the body and mind into alignment. It’s a great way to physically interrupt the electrochemical reactions that otherwise can get us into a negative thinking spiral of coronavirus anxiety. You can find hours of binaural beats on YouTube with different frequencies depending which type of stimulus you want to receive, or stick on some old favorites!
Take foods that do help your immune system – Nature holds a lot of gold for our immune system. Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants and provides essential vitamins for your mind and body. Try to stock up on frozen fruit if you’re concerned about coronavirus lockdown or if you can’t get out of the house often. Vitamin C and Vitamin D are essential for health, so consider high-quality supplements during this time. Olive leaf extract is a fantastic supplement for boosting your immune system and worth discussing with your doctor if you can take it. Since everyone is different, everyone requires different foods in their diet to for optimum health. Always talk to a qualified doctor, dietician or nutritionist before radically changing your eating habits. What works to reduce bloating and mucus in one person, may not work for you.
These 5 things may seem simple, but each of them works its magic to assist your body in what it’s trying to do anyway – be happy and healthy. That’s all your body wants to do. Anytime you cut yourself, your body works to heal.
Now, let’s quit giving coronavirus anxiety so much attention (did you see our previous blog on overcoming fear and anxiety?) and bring all your focus back to optimum health, starting with the simple 5 steps above.