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When faced with uncertainty and an endless stream of news reports that forecast the worst-case scenario, it’s easy to become fearful of the future -- and get drawn into a spiral of anxiety.
Mindfulness is a useful way to take control of any fears you may have by quietening your mind and bringing you back to the present moment.
Here’s a quick mindfulness exercise to try when you next feel anxious.
Find a comfortable place to sit and keep your back straight, feet flat on the ground and hands in your lap. Then:
Do this for 5 to 10 minutes.
How do you feel?
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When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
If someone in your home has coronavirus, it's important to make sure they eat, rest and recuperate.
But it's equally important to protect yourself and anyone else in your household from becoming infected.
Follow these tips from the World Health Organization.