• Vanessa Opal June

Healthy Processing During Stressful Events


According to@psych_today, Catastrophizing has two parts:⠀

· Predicting a negative outcome.⠀

· Jumping to the conclusion that if the negative outcome did in fact happen, it would be a catastrophe.⠀

The seriousness of COVID-19 is certainly not an imagined concern; however, the way we emotionally process the adjustments we are all making to our everyday routines needs to come back into our own control. Here are four strategies that have I’m using to process all the changes happening in my everyday life🌱⠀

1 + 2: Take news and social media breaks. There is a reason why these two are often in the top of my list; it's difficult to calm the flames of your anxiety while simultaneously fanning the fire with nonstop exposure to inundating information.⠀

3. We cannot predict the future, but we can emotionally prepare to process change. While many changes are going into affect our everyday lives, it’s important to make sure we use any resources available to help us cope and maintain our mental health. Which brings us to👇🏽⠀

4. Talk through your worries with Level-headed peeps—not with fellow worriers. If you're already super-stressed out, sharing your concerns with someone who will acknowledge and support you is always needed—but make sure this person or people are able to let you know your feelings are valid *and* offer another viewpoint or constructive solutions.✨

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