Hi Brave Friends,
Is your daughter starting to get more concerned and anxious about the news of the Corona Virus? Are you starting to feel more concerned and anxious yourself and having a hard time calming her worries and yours?
That totally makes sense especially when we hear the words Pandemic.
I have several coaching clients that are dealing with worry and teenage anxiety about the virus. They have expressed concerns about themselves getting sick, and worried about a grandparent or parent getting sick since they have heard that older adults are impacted more by the virus. They are getting information in bits and pieces and it may not all be accurate.
If you have someone that is sensitive and does a lot of "What if..." worrying this can be hard for them and for you!
Dr. Lisa Damour shared some wonderful tips in an article published on March 11th in the New York Times entitled 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About The Corona Virus
Dr. Damour's 5 tips are:
Hi Brave Friends!!
I am sharing with you one of my secrets that I do everyday-sometimes even twice a day, and I am sharing this secret with you because I want you to feel happy, centered, healthy, and present.
The secret is that I practice mindfulness every day, and it is the one thing that helps grow my happiness and makes me feel better. I want you so badly to try it because I want you to see how something so simple can make such a significant impact on how you feel. It is a simple practice. It just requires you!
I know sweet friend how busy you are; we all experience stress, we all experience moments of anxiety, and we all experience loss and heartache. Living is hard work but so worth it, but often we are stuck in the past or worried about the future that we aren't experiencing the here and now of what is happening.
This is why I practice mindfulness. I don't want any more time to slip away from me than already has. I want to savor every moment and be present...