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Understandably, the current environment where the majority of us are in self-isolation at home, due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, can be incredibly unnerving. This might leave us feeling anxious, irritable, stressed, or depressed.
Feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression can leave us feeling overwhelmed and helpless. Particularly when external situations that affect us are out of our control. Learning and practising coping strategies is an important way to protect our mental health and help us feel positive and calm.
It’s important to remember that what causes us to feel overwhelmed might not cause someone else to feel the same way. We’re all unique, and so certain coping techniques will work for some more than others.
A coping strategy can be treated like a habit. Here at Second Nature, we use behavioural