Dealing With Anxiety During Difficult Times
Are you worried about your mental health during the difficult times ahead? Keep reading to find out how to manage stress and anxiety during quarantine.
We are experiencing a time of great uncertainty and many people feel stress and anxiety while facing isolation and the threat of infection. Anxiety and stress can trigger the flight-or-fight response in your body, releasing a flood of chemicals and hormones, like adrenaline, into your system. While anxiety is a normal response to certain events, if you repeatedly feel anxious and stressed or it lasts a long time, your body never gets the signal to return to normal functioning. This can weaken your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral infections and frequent illnesses.
Your Immune Ability
Official figures clearly highlight that those with a'stronger immune system and better health' are much more resilient to the virus and its symptoms. In fact, your immune system provides you with a sophisticated defensive; combat, and repair technology.
Every single pint of your blood contains 3 billion specialized phagocytes that gobble up viruses and bacteria. You're also equipped with specialized cells that identify and seek foreign invaders. Mother Nature designed our immune system to keep us safe - without multiple safety mechanisms, we wouldn't have survived as a species.
There is a vital balance between vigilance and trust, knowing that when you support your body, it is well equipped to tackle this virus and many more.
While we navigate this difficult time, some other difficulties may arise that put your mental health at risk:
- Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
- Changes in sleep or eating patterns
- Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
- Worsening of chronic health problems
- Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
Manage Stress and Anxiety During Self-Isolation or Quarantine
Maintaining your mental health and peace of mind is equally important during this time.
- Disconnect from the news. Even though it is important to stay informed during this crisis, limit the time you spend listening to the news or on social media. Get your facts from reliable sources only.
- Feed your body right. It's tempting to give in and just gorge on junk food while you are in quarantine. However, now it's more important than ever to feed your body with nutritious, alkaline-electric food. Download Dr. Sebi's Nutritional Guide for a complete list of which foods to eat during this time, and hop over to Dr. Sebi's Cell Food YouTube Channel for delicious recipe ideas.
- Move your body. Moving for at least 30 minutes is a great way to maintain your health and to cope with stress and anxiety. Walk around the block if you can, find online yoga classes, dance around in your living room, or just do some basic stretches before bed.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy. Now it's the perfect time to read that book you always said you would, binge-watch your favorite T.V. show, learn a new language, or just relax.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is the most amazing healer. When you slow down, relax, nap and rest your body can focus on the task of helping you recover from illness or keeping you safe. Active rest is difficult for many people with busy lives but now is the time to stop and still the mind to allow all your energy to be focused on the body. Dr. Sebi's Nerve/Stress Relief Herbal Tea can help you improve your mood during the day, and if taken at night, it also provides a gentle aid for deep sleep and relaxation.
Herbal remedies are proven to be effective in managing symptoms and shorter duration of the disease. The proven positive effects of herbal therapy include controlling fever, quicker clearance of chest infection, lesser consumption of steroids, and other symptom relief. Herbal therapy may also help you manage stress and anxiety.
Dr. Sebi's Cold/Cough Herbal Tea reduces mucous and phlegm and also supports the gastric system to recover from diarrhea. Also known as'Life Everlasting' this bright yellow flowery herb is anti-inflammatory and revered for its ability to reduce respiratory ailments.
Dr. Sebi's Banju is a tonic specially made for the brain and the nervous system. It can help you relieve anxiety, stress, and depression during these trying times.
Together, with courage, we can support ourselves and each other to be strong in body, mind, and spirit.