Managing Anxiety During Times of COVID-19 Pandemic

Lifestyle / Friday, May 15th, 2020

Hola! Long time no blog. Our last post  was about Jord Watches, and since then we had SO many things to talk about, but so little time. Up until recently, we’ve been in a time of pandemic where we are sitting at our homes and keeping social distancing to keep ourselves safe from COVID-19 Pandemic.
It’s  insane! Work has kept us so busy that we haven’t really had time to sit down and touch on different subjects, but now that we’re all stuck at home we’ve got plenty! I thought about all the things I could post during this time, ways to stay busy, workouts to do, different ways to organize my closet.
So, what has this crazy time been like for me? Well, not super great! It’s not all bad – there’s a lot of light in the darkness. But it’s not all fun and games. I keep seeing posts from random people about how much fun their having locked inside with their family/friends. And while I think that’s great – for the majority of us it’s not picture perfect. This is our reminder that not everything you see on social media is REAL. Posting only the good completely ignores the pain and suffering we’re going through as a planet.  I’ve gone through so many different emotions and I’m going to share them with you today in hopes of making you feel less alone.


When this pandemic first started, I was like  “oh, it’s not that big of a deal” it’s just a flu. As it started getting worse, my anxiety changed. I’ve never been too concerned with getting COVID-19, but I’ve been deathly afraid of sharing it! Being in quarantine has left me feeling void of a lot of emotion. Sure, I’m bored, but some days I also feel numb. There comes a point where you just can’t worry any more…so you just sit in these uncomfortable feelings and you begin to live with them. Because there’s no outlet. You can’t do the things you normally do to rid yourself of anxiety, so you just learn to live with it.
You may look on social media and see people talking about all the shows their binging on Netflix…how many fun new things they are doing. Are we doing those things? Yes of course. Watching movies, cooking different types of food, reading books etc.
This time will never come back where you can think what you love, what were your real passions, what were you overlooking, so introspect & bring the necessary changes
I love spending time with my friends. But you know what I love more? Taking time to myself. Being in a house with same person every single day would drive anyone mad. At first, it felt more like a vacation, you know? “Oh we get so much time together! What are we going to do tonight?!” But now, we’re making a point to take time for ourselves so we don’t get stuck in the same routine.
I have so many other thoughts and emotions circling my brain constantly, and I’m sure you do too. Boredom, stress, uncertainty, depression, lack of motivation, I mean the list goes on. We’re all being hit in some way or another. I wanted to write this post to share my feelings and help our followers to understand that you are not alone in any of these thoughts. This isn’t a vacation. This is a really hard time, and its okay to not feel good right now. I could list a million little tips on dealing with anxiety, but let’s be real. You’ve heard them all before. So, here’s your gentle reminder to go outside, Take a walk, do a little at home workout to keep going. Eat well. Order food from your favorite local restaurant (if you can), turn off the news for a good chunk of the day, and do remember to laugh. Be gentle and kind to others. We will get through this together.

I’m curious to hear How are you dealing?

Anu Rai

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