We experience shock when something outrageous or unexpected happens. From the rising of the second wave to the imposition of a lockdown, it all came as a shock to most of us. A common reaction to shock is a disoriented state, where your mind and body feel unable to function normally.
These days we are surrounded by sources of shock and bad news; from rising covid cases to lack of medical resources.
Focus on Your Breathing and Try to Calm Yourself
It is very natural for us to directly enter a state of panic upon hearing bad news. But, the next time you face a similar situation, instead of panicking, take a moment of silence and take time to breathe mindfully. Focus on your breath and try to calm down. Remember, silence is healing!
Take Time to Adjust
We take time to adjust to a shocking experience so allow yourself that time and sit with it.
Limit Your News Intake
In order to endure, we need to limit and filter our news intake and also practice being sensitive, while sharing any kind of information with others.
Focus on The Positive
Choose to focus on the positives. For example, instead of only paying attention to the count of new covid cases, focus on the recovery rate and the good deeds being performed to save humanity.
Indulge in a Self-care Routine
Indulge in a guilt-free self-care routine. If a day of news detox makes you feel good, then go ahead. Don’t feel guilty for doing something that helps you cope in these tough times.
Special Service For Frontline Workers
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