Tips for coping with anxiety

To manage anxiety in these exceptional circumstances, Emma Carbery, Founder at Mindfulness Dubai, shares steps to help ourselves while housebound

Make time for yourself

It doesn’t have to be a long period of time. Take 15 minutes to relax over a cup of tea, or perhaps to meditate. This can create a greater sense of calm and enable you to cope with whatever the day has in store for you.

Exercise regularly

Exercise has been shown to have a significant positive impact in reducing feelings of stress and anxiety, so make this a priority. If you have children, get them involved in exercising too. Try online exercise classes and free sessions, to get you moving.

Set boundaries

If you’re working from home, it’s important to feel you are in control of something. If you are new to working from home, create a regular workspace and make sure the rest of the family know where it is. If you can’t set yourself up in a separate room, even just creating some fun signage to let the kids and family know that this is your workspace, can help you manage your boundaries so that others will respect them.

Create a healthy routine

Without a routine, life is going to feel very chaotic. Sit down as a family and draw up your family routine for weekdays and weekends that everyone agrees to. This should include time for work, rest and play for everyone.

Be kind

If you find yourself losing your temper more often with your family, remember that we are living in challenging circumstances and that this has been a huge change for everyone. We all manage change in different ways. No matter how much we love each other, there are going to be times when we aren’t going to enjoy sharing the same space. So during those times, remember that it’s okay to feel this way, that it’s natural and understandable, and that these feelings will pass, as everything does.

To contact Mindfulness Dubai call +9714 424 5119 or email 

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