Dealing with Climate Change Anxiety
The news is full about issues and repercussions of climate change. While climate change is real, this constant news can be unsettling. For some, it brings about or increases anxiety symptoms and distress. Here are a few tips to help with this type of anxiety.
Stick to your daily routine. Here are some examples of what to include in your routine: Regular wake up and sleep times, eating on a regular basis, exercise and self care activities. Keeping a regular routine may help you to feel more calm.
Speaking of exercise...staying physically active can help reduce stress and anxiety. Include at least 30 minutes of exercise in your daily routine. Do consult your doctor before starting any exercise program.
Limit time listening or viewing the news. You may find that limiting the amount of time spend watching or listening to news or checking social media lowers your anxiety and distress. Also, it is important to check if you are following reputable news sources.
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