Omg feeling so anxious about everything, living alone far away from family and friends in NYC. What uplifting words do you have that has helped you during this crisis?

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I try to go stretches without reading the news. While it’s important to stay informed, there’s only so much each of us can do from the inside of our homes at this moment and it makes me feel helpless and anxious. I find days where I focus on other things tend to be better days.

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If you are spiritual try read the Bible and listen to Christian music. If not lean on friends and family members that could give you sense of connections and peace of mind. Everything will pass eventually and we can only hope it will be soon. Hang in there. I had my bad days as well but the sun always rises after the storm has passed.

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I am spiritual but not Christian and do not want to touch the Bible

^This I absolutely agree with, even though I'm not religious or Christian. Listening to even Christian rock is enough to make you feel better.
Also, try creating a schedule and a plan on what you are going to accomplish during this time. Also, meditate.
Hang in there OP.

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Thanks. Christian rock makes me cringe though... maybe this is just me and it’s very personal but I don’t find it uplifting at all

Music helps.
Doing basic stretches helps (especially when we’re sitting in one spot for so long), if you push yourself a little bit it makes you think of the pain and breathing through it rather than on problems.
I only read news articles from certain websites at the start of the day.
Reach out to your family and friends.
This is okay to feel anxious, but focus on what you can control and what you can do to release that pressure.

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Know what you can control and what you can’t. If you can’t control it, you just have do your best to ignore it. Write down what things you still can change and focus your energy and attention on those

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I know it’s not easy but you got this. I’m here if you want to vent!
Hang in there, NYC here as well!

Update: so some “24 F US” DM messaged me to say she’s there to hear me vent etc. Then midway through she started talking about herself. And then I told her we shared similar backgrounds... and halfway through my rant... she left the chat. LOL how insincere is that!? What a hypocrite

Don’t know if it helps. But what I do is to study.. so that I can forget what is going on right now. Study something that you are interested.

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