Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. With the ongoing pandemic, it’s not much of a surprise we’re feeling uneasy about the future.
But, fortunately, there are a number of coping mechanisms that could assist you in curbing or combating feelings of anxiety. Here are a few that will help carry you through this unprecedented time.
1. Pick up a coloring book
For years, psychologists have touted that coloring uses logic to pick which color to use for shapes and patterns, making use of the analytical part of the brain.
According to Beaumont Health Hospital in Michigan, coloring has the ability to relax the fear center of your brain, the amygdala. It induces the same state as meditating by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind. This generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your mind to get some rest after a long day at work. It has also been found that one can improve control of their vision, fine motor skills and coordination.