As preparations are made for Pennsylvania businesses to slowly begin to reopen amid COVID-19, many begin to discuss what our “new normal” will look like. It is still advised that for safety reasons we remain socially distanced when possible and continue to follow personal hygiene recommendations.
Life today is unrecognizable for many. Local businesses are temporarily closed, jobs are on hold, and social distancing guidelines have been set. The change in routine and the fear generated around the Coronavirus pandemic can be hard for many to keep a positive outlook. Follow the 5 simple tips below to stay positive during this time.
The recent news coverage surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has generated a lot of fear and panic in the minds of many around the globe, understandably. But for those diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, the fear and panic can be so severe that it is negatively impacting their daily lives and relationships.
There are many benefits to using social media. Many people use it as a means to stay in touch with friends and family who live far away, connect with new people, and preserve their own memories in a public forum. But there are also many disadvantages to using the various platforms.
For some, it’s difficult to admit to themselves that they are suffering from anxiety or depression, let alone tell a close friend or loved one. Saying the words out loud can prove to be a terrifying feat and that action alone can make the diagnosis feel that much more real, when the person affected may actually want to try to hide or forget about the illness.
We’ve all been there. You arrive home from work after a particularly stressful day, or you’re feeling upset after having an argument with your significant other, and you look to food for comfort. Whether it’s a pint of ice cream that you eat straight out of the carton or boxed macaroni and cheese that brings the comfort you’re looking for, food can provide the emotional relief we’re looking for. But while it may make us feel good at the moment, the food choices we make can drastically impact our mood for the worse over time.
You may have heard in the past to just “think positive” to overcome your depression. While that statement was most likely said with pure intentions, it can be frustrating to hear. Depression is not a choice and it can affect anyone’s daily life, regardless of whether one chooses to think positively or not. But while…