How to Cope Through Social Distancing

I was going to start this blog post with “In these distressing times” but I don’t think I need to give any more attention on how stressful and anxiety-inducing this situation. The coronavirus has caused most of society to take a step back from the normal routines of their daily lives and slow down, something that I feel most people feel that they are incapable of doing. Most of us, by choice or requirement, are self-isolating ourselves in which cabin fever can hit people hard (I went through it during the NYC Transit Strike and it is not pretty).

Social distancing, what may be a scary term, can also be an enlightening and interesting adventure. You can take this time of uncertainty to learn more about yourself. Just ask any of your fellow introverts and to them, social distancing is a blessing in disguise. Even though staying at home is the dream, just being cooped up can cause anyone to go insane.

So if you are trying to keep yourself sane and entertain yourself at the same time, here are some sure-fire ways that will get you through this “period”. They might be mundane, they might not provide the same social stimulation that a bar or a restaurant gives, but instead, you’ll receive intellectual and mind boosting simulation. Continue reading “How to Cope Through Social Distancing”

Anxious Much? Book Lovers Guide to Relieve Anxiety

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Everyday life can get overwhelming and stressful at times. This is a common emotion that happens to people most of the time. But there are some, including myself, that suffers extreme bouts of extreme emotions of stress and panic attacks that can crumple them emotionally and physically. This is an anxiety disorder that I have been dealing with since I was young. Anxiety is not something that goes away but it is an emotion that can be maintained and controlled. When I get high anxiety, there are some useful methods that cal me down and I would like to share with you, especially for those book lovers who needs new ways to relax:dies

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1. Reading – This an obvious activity. Studies have shown that reading relaxes the mind. So this a top activity to do relieve anxiety. But for the times when your anxiety reaches a high point, what I suggest is to read in a quiet place, like a nice isolated sport in a park or a quiet room in your house. Try not to read on the train or the bus (especially if you live in a big city like I do. Having peace and quiet on public transportation will be difficult). Keep your phone and computer away from you. Take that time to take a break from technology. If you like having music while reading, I advise classical music. The soothing, calming music will be relaxing.

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