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Psychologist: Stick to a schedule to help deal with anxiety

Benita Zahn & WNYT Staff
Updated: March 16, 2020 07:35 PM
Created: March 16, 2020 06:32 PM

With all our social venues closed, the sense of isolation many of us feel increases our anxiety.

Psychologist Dr. Julie Morison from HPA/Livewell says our electronic devices can help.

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Phone calls, FaceTime - virtual dinners - even virtual playtime for the kids - all help us stay connected.

On the flip side, so much time at home with loved ones can disrupt our schedules.

So we have to be clear with each other - especially sensitive to each other, and respect each other's boundaries.

In general, to tone down anxiety, Morison says stick to a schedule, arm yourself with facts, but limit how much time you spend reading and watching stories about the pandemic.

Be sure to get enough sleep and don't stop your exercise routine - at the very least, if you're allowed, get outside and take a walk.

Learn more about what you can do to help your kids through all of this, by watching the video of Benita Zahn's story.


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