Coping with COVID-19 – Tip of the Week

Nicole Vlamis 16 Apr 2020

Tame anxious thoughts with facts

How we think has a great impact on our physical, mental and emotional health.

When we are feeling anxious, we tend to overestimate the danger in a situation and underestimate our ability to handle it. To overcome anxious thoughts, try to think of different interpretations to the situation that’s making you anxious, rather than jumping to the worst-case scenario, look at what has gone well during the day rather than what hasn’t. Look at the facts for and against your thought being true.

Another useful tool is list 3 things that makes you happy at the start or end of the day or both! It helps keep positive thoughts front of mind.

For more information and tips on how to managing anxiety please visit Beyondblue.org.au.

For more easy and practical tips to stay connected, stay healthy, stay active and stay informed, visit https://rfbi.com.au//coping-with-covid19/