If you’ve been feeling anxious about Covid-19, you’re not alone. The novel coronavirus has managed to bring the world to a screeching halt in more ways than one. There are too many far-reaching ramifications that cannot be ignored, and mental health is not an exception.
The onslaught of this global pandemic has shaken up people’s mental health in various ways. Some have it worse than others. However, the common thread that connects all of us is the ongoing anxiety of actually contracting the possibly fatal virus. You might have heard of a close friend or relative who’s had it. Or you could’ve seen the increasingly dismal news reports that make it seem like everyone has been affected.
I repeat: if this situation is making you anxious, you are not alone.
How Covid-19 Induced Anxiety Can Impact Your Life
There are a lot of ways in which this specific anxiety can make you feel crippled. You might always worry about your health, your financial situation, and your family, among other things. This is perfectly natural and you shouldn’t give yourself a hard time about it. Anxiety festers itself through thoughts, which are intangible and therefore, frightening.
Susie Pettit is a North Virginian Life Coach who asserts that anxious thoughts feel real and can inhibit our life more than their trigger, i.e., Covid-19.
She says, “thoughts are everything. There’s nothing more important than how we think about the things in our life…Like ‘it’s the coronavirus that’s making me nervous!’ No, it’s your thoughts that are making your nervous.”
It’s obvious then that Covid-19 induces anxiety which in turn can negatively impact our lives and our progress. It can be pretty tough to tame anxious thoughts, mainly because they can make you feel like you won’t be able to get anything done. So, how do you make your way to a solution during this global pandemic?
The solution: start working with your life coach. I offer Discovery Sessions where I lay out all the services that a Life Coach provides so you can feel at ease about signing up with us. Once you sign up with us, you will be able to make some sense of the madness of this global situation and put an end to your constant anxiety. Before I talk about how this happens, however, let’s discuss what it is that a life coach does.
What Does a Life Coach Do?
The first thing to understand about life coaching is that it’s not therapy. It may be similar in the sense that you will talk to a professional. However, where therapy is based on insights, past events, and has formal education and licensure in mental health, life coaching looks at your current situation and focuses on the future and has a different set of educational requirements.
When you sign up with a professional life coach, they’ll help you make your way to the future that you want. Professional life coaches have a ton of experience, both personal and professional, and they use it to identify their clients’ goals as the first step. Then they create a customized plan that tracks progress and enables clients to achieve those goals.
Think of a life coach as you would of any other coach. My job is to work with you to come up with a detailed strategy on how to accomplish different tasks. This doesn’t mean that I won’t focus on how you’re feeling. I’ll take your feelings and thoughts into careful deliberation. How you think is essential in that it forms the backbone of the strategies that will work best for you. If you want to work towards a mentally balanced life, you should sign up for your first Discovery Session and see where it takes you!
How a Life Coach Can Help with Covid-19 Anxiety
#1: They will help you to accept your situation
Jason Bernic is an Executive Life Coach who guides his clients through Covid-19 specific anxiety. He encourages his clients to understand and gradually accept the new normal. The world has become a place where precautions are necessary. According to Bernic, this new world order “requires us to adapt and construct a new normal – a new structure and routine…your foundation affects your mindset.”
Just like Bernic, I’ll help you come to terms with the changing world, and they will then help you find your place in it. New situations can only frighten you until you learn to adapt to them.
#2: They will help you find the silver lining
Like most situations, this one also has a light at the end of the tunnel. A professional life coach will sit down with you and gently remind you to focus on this light. They’ll reiterate the positives waiting for you on the other side of Covid. And they’ll make you remember the goals you thought you couldn’t work on because of the pandemic.
It’s possible to still accomplish the goals you wanted before Covid hit. However, your strategy might need a little tweaking. I’ll work with you to establish a new plan of action.
#3: They will remind you of what you can control
Often when we feel anxious, it’s because our minds make us feel like we’re helpless. Anxious thoughts can cause people to spiral because they feel like they have no control over their lives. This is a scary place to be in.
Once you sign up with an experienced life coach, they’ll remind you of two important facts:
- One that the global pandemic, like some other things are out of your control
- Two, that there are still lots of things that are in your control
As your life coach, I’ll encourage you to start focusing your energy on the events or things you can control instead of the ones you can’t. This will help if you always feel overwhelmed by the pandemic. Or if you find yourself thinking negatively about everything.
So, please take the next step and sign up with us today to learn how to retrain your brain into focusing on the positive aspects of any situation and be successful in taming anxiety in the face of Covid-19. It will take some work work, but it will be worth it!
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