5 Tips to Managing Life in Midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak
Natural Solutions|April 2020
Unfortunately, the coronavirus strain is already being categorized as “an epidemic of panic,” despite the fact, that the risk of contracting this contingent remains low compared to the flu we continuously battle.
DR. CHERI MCDONALD

This perspective, however, has thrown the world into a state of chaos and paralysis as if it was already the pandemic and going to destroy us. So then how do we go through our day and live life fully with joy and peace? Health encompasses the mind, body and spirit as these five tips address toward managing life fully.

1-The only constant is change. The unknown of the coronavirus brings our sense of uncertainty to the surface. Although, uncertainty is all there is outside of the moment, the human brain tends to veer off to the negative anyway. As emphasized by psychologist and author Rick Hanson, “Our brains are wired to scout for the bad stuff ” and fixate on the threat.” (skillpath. com>blog>positive-fight-natural-tendencyfocus-negative) Then when the negativity is added, comes the fear. We go into survivor mode and we are done. It’s hardly possible to remember that ‘new and quick’ spread does not equate virulence. It simply implies that the sooner we address the sooner the unknown becomes known. So. reframing our negative tendency to the positive aspects, can bring quick relief of the panic.

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