The Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency has led to a situation where we have to be mindful about our health and wellbeing.
We are being told how to keep safe, recognise symptoms and respond if we become ill. If you do notice worrying symptoms follow the HSE advice: phone doctor to make sure you are OK and discuss what care you might need. However, many of us are feeling increased anxiety about our health which is not helpful.
Many of us are at home now and are not able to take part in our usual routines. Now we have to think of alternative ways to manage ourselves during these difficult times. The current situation can increase worry about our own health and that of others. This stress in itself can impact on our physical health. For this reason, we must do our best to manage stress.