Worry no more
Derbyshire Life|July 2020
First it was Brexit, and then came the coronavirus – it’s little wonder we are all feeling a little anxious right now. But there are steps you can take to make everything feel right again
Julie Lucas

We are living in unprecedented times. Isolated in our homes, distanced from friends and family, and a loss of routine, anxiety is on the rise. It’s human nature to worry and those with existing issues are particularly vulnerable, but in an ever-changing world, what can we do to ensure our worries aren’t all-consuming?

According to Anxiety UK, almost one in five people feel anxious a lot of the time, with half of us feeling more anxious than we used to. Calls to the charity are up 364%. ‘We’re seeing a spike in calls, be that due to isolation, worries about the disease (covid19) or the effects that this will have on life following this. Fearing being ‘out of control’ and ‘being unable to tolerate uncertainty’ are actually common characteristics of many anxiety disorders,’ they comment.

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