Keeping mounting anxiety under control is an increasingly challenging task during unprecedented times, and it is top of mind for many. Since Laurie Santos, a Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast, uploaded her popular Yale course, The Science of Well-Being, to Coursera two years ago, she’s had over 500,000 people enroll. In the last three weeks of March alone, 800,000 new learners signed up for the lecture series.
Here are some tips from Santos on how to cope with anxiety;
Notice How Your Body Responds to Stress
Give Yourself a Mental Break
Create a New Social Routine
Be Self-Compassionate, Not Just Self-Aware
Remember, comfort starts with self-care, and self-care is making sure every part of you, both mental and physical is okay.