Pause, Breathe, Reassess
With all that we are hearing and seeing, it is hard not to think of the worst-case scenario and feel scared. It is completely normal and understandable.
Pause, brerathe, reassess
Relax your shoulders.
Take a deep breath through your nose, extending your stomach and exhale.
Repeat this a few times until you are calmer.
Now take a moment to evaluate the facts. That means to assess if what you are predicting to happen will happen. Do the facts support your prediction or fears. i.e., I have coronavirus because I have a cough. A while later, after talking to the physician, you may find out you likely have a sinus infection (this happened to someone I know). A lot of times, our fears are worst-case scenarios that have not happened or may not happen. Take a deep breath and focus on the facts. That will help you manage these difficult times.