If you find yourself ruminating or spending too much time reading news about the COVID-19 pandemic recently, and can’t help but feel stressed out, to the point where you feel cannot live a normal life like before, we recommend trying the "Mindful-S.T.O.P" method.
This is a widely recognized simple and brief mindfulness practice, which may help you quickly alleviate stress and its negative emotional effects. It assists in taking back control of mood, and guides focus on what you are doing at the present moment.
Exercising Mindful-S.T.O.P. regularly may effectively enhance your ability to handle pressure and emotional problems, thus enabling you to focus on what you should do in confusing and disturbing surroundings. Beginners are recommended to do the following exercise three times a day or do it whenever time allows it.
Below is a mindfulness practice audio, that was used during the novel coronavirus epidemic in module hospitals in Wuhan, China, which has effectively reduced the pressure felt by patients as well as medical staff. It is officially recommended by the National Health Commission of China (NHCC).
Dr. Lani Liu, the secondary developer of this audio product, participated as a principal expert in the development and evaluation of the mindfulness audio used in Wuhan during the novel coronavirus epidemic.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused many unexpected changes in everyday life. Faced with this unknown infectious disease, much of the demographic have been situated to stay at home, cancelling travel plans, scheduled activities, and temporarily being separated from each other.
Compounding this, many are constantly concerned about self-health or the health of someone they care about. These uncertainties can cause us to have emotional turmoil which increases the build-up of stress.
Our mental health must be protected during this vulnerable time, and a study from the established medical journal, The Lancet, proves just how critical it is.
The following is a "Psychological Self-Help Method in the Epidemic" prepared by Alberta Mind Biotech based on a retrospective study of The Lancet and other related studies to help people in need to manage stress in these strange circumstances. This method will also help you manage other kinds of stress in the workplace and/or everyday life in the future.
1. Take a deep breath
2. Limit news intake of Covid-19 to reputable sources in smaller doses
3. Make a call for connection
4. Do little things every day to make yourself happy
5. Keep in touch with your body
6. Mindful S.T.O.P. exercises three times a day
7. Maintain the original rhythm of healthy life
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