If you're standing, keep your feet straight and shoulder-width apart; if you're sitting, let your body relax against the back of the chair with your feet on the ground. Then, inhale deeply through your nose, feel your chest and abdomen slowly expand as you inhale, and count silently for five seconds as you inhale. After inhaling, slowly exhale through your mouth, feel the air in the abdomen and chest cavity being slowly spit out, and also count silently for five seconds while exhaling. Repeat deep inhalation and exhalation five times, or until you feel yourself relaxed.
This helps to relax your muscles, slow your heart rate Image Manipulation Service and lower your blood pressure. After adjusting the physical level and letting the tense body relax a little, we can enter the cognitive adjustment on the psychological level. The two most basic steps to adjust your anxiety state are: clarifying the "imagination" and "facts" in your mind; then distinguishing between the parts you "have the power to change" and the "powerless" parts, and convert the mental energy spent on anxiety into energy for action. Taking the anxiety caused by the new coronavirus as an example, first understand whether the travel history of your family and friends is at risk of infection.
Then, go back to your daily routine and identify "Which are necessary and effective epidemic prevention measures?" and "Which are reliable sources of epidemic information (such as the Central Epidemic Command Center)?" After confirming the epidemic prevention steps, implement them well , don't think about it! In the face of other uncontrollable external factors, you have to tell yourself: "I have done everything I can, excess worry will only consume my mental strength, and excessive anxiety will lower my immunity." Thinking of this level, Let go of those tight brows! In the moment of wave after wave of events, there are times when we feel as if we are helpless and dragged into the whirlpool of the times. But in such turmoil, we need to appease our inner anxiety.