These days of stay at home orders or self-isolation are days that will never come again. You may miss the opportunity to take deeper breaths, slow down, take a look at the sky at night, or write in a journal if your anxiety is interfering with your attention. 

Massive disruptions interfere with attention.

It is likely that you may experience cognitive impairments when your world is turned upside down, your day to day life schedule may have turned unrecognizable overnight. Not only are the demands higher, the risk of health and economic upheaval are looming or already real.

It may be that our mood and motivation are diminished when we generalize a shortage mindset to other aspects of life. […] I reflected that the shortage mindset had generalized far beyond realistic fears. One experiment you can try to moderate your anxiety is to find areas where you can have a surplus mindset.

Continue reading: COVID-19 induced “ADHD”: finding focus in a global pandemic

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