We are living in unprecedented times. The unique Coronavirus is having an enormous impact on the way we live at the moment. Being socially isolated, particularly if we live alone, breeds worry and anxiety in us all. Unfortunately for a few this will also cause unnecessary fear and panic, particularly if we do not have anybody to share our worries with. The situation is not always helped by what we read and see in the media. The hope on the horizon is the work that the scientists are doing in creating tests to identify and manage the pandemic and to create vaccines to prevent us catching the virus. Then, if we do get infected and have a severe illness, hopefully they will expand current treatments and so have a major impact on the outcomes saving lives and allowing us to get back to a normal life in time.
It is important to keep matters in perspective. Most of us will not even know we have been infected. Even if we have risk factors and we socially isolate, the chances of somebody getting significant illness from Covid19 are small. If we are fit and well then, they are even less. It is important to remain fit by eating well, taking regular exercise within the restrictions, not smoking or drinking too much alcohol and talking to somebody everyday if you can.
Whatever, all of this will bring to mind the finiteness of life and the risks we take even in normal times and balance those against the risks we are taking now. Being prepared mentally and physically and being in charge of your life goes a long way to help manage the fears and worries that you may have. Chiltern Compass is here to help with these problems. This website contains a lot of useful information to guide you, please browse and explore. If you do have further worries and need help in working them through please do not hesitate to get in touch with us below.