It is easy to feel overwhelmed with information at this time. 24-hour news and constant social media updates can make you more worried.
It’s important to take a step back and think about how this is affecting you. If it is, try to limit the time you spend watching, reading, or listening to coverage of the outbreak. Rather than watching the news all the time check it once a day or at set times.
Take regular breaks from your screens. Remember you are allowed to leave your house for exercise so take this opportunity to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
People often recommend going for a walk or run to lift your spirits. A podcast by the NHS called ‘Couch to 5k‘ is a nine-week programme which gradually lets you work towards a 5k run. If the fastest you’ve run is a jog to the newsagents in your finest Asda George slippers, then this is the podcast for you. It’s also available as an app for Apple or Android.