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Fighting the COVID pandemic for nearly a year has placed enormous psychological strains on many front-line health care providers
Grounding is a useful way to reduce anxiety and stay in the here and now. To do it:
When you feel yourself sinking, try writing positive statements such as:
Box breathing is the technique of taking slow, deep breaths and is a good way to calm yourself and heighten your concentration. Do it by:
Keep a clip of a funny cartoon in your work area, or carry a notebook with jokes that always make you laugh
Sometimes emotions can become so overwhelming that they interfere with being able to do your job.
Fighting the COVID pandemic for nearly a year has placed enormous psychological strains on many front-line health care providers. But there are steps people caring for COVID patients can take to reduce stress even while on the job, according to Diana Hendel, PharmD, and Mark Goulson, authors of Why Cope When You Can Heal?: How Healthcare Heroes of COVID-19 Can Recover from PTSD. Read on for a few of their suggestions.