The Fight - Flight - Freeze State of COVID-19
Updated: Apr 23, 2020
To grasp the scope of the emotional, physical, and economic impact of the global pandemic of COVID-19 makes people react in different ways. Some of us fight back by expressing anger outwards. Others try to flight, escape, mentally or physically from the present situation. A third group freezes, feels paralyzed and overwhelmed by the sheer flood of emotions. In this podcast, I'm talking about anxiety, how to identify it, how to cope with it, and when to seek professional help.
Anxiety is a natural behavior towards a potential threat, we all have it innate, yet we can learn how to deal with it and not let it escalate and harm ourselves and potentially others, by acting irrationally and letting anxiety take over our lives. We all have ups and downs and sometimes feel overwhelmed. That’s normal, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet there are ways to deal with these emotions.
Tips what to do can be found in the podcast:
- Go for a walk, run, bike and connect with nature
- Give yourself a break
- Do a yoga class, meditation
- Just be, no pressure of doing anything
“The fight, flight, freeze state of COVID-19, a time to give yourself some extra self-care and understanding.”