I work as a peer specialist with the Dorset Mental Health Forum, during COVID -19 (coronavirus) we have produced webinars to support Dorset residents around topics of sleep, managing anxiety, setting boundaries and keeping motivated.
When I find myself becoming anxious, I take five minutes to practice a simple breathing technique, focusing on the breath and noticing what’s going on in my body really helps me.
At these times where we are spending a lot of time at home it’s really important to keep to a routine, especially if you suffer with low mood, it can really help to split the day up and have some tasks throughout the day.
Here’s an example of a daily routine:
If you are struggling with anxiety during lockdown, research what support is available and feels right for you. The first step is the hardest but overcoming fear can lead to receiving the support you need and remember be kind to you, it’s okay not to be okay.