The Covid pandemic is barely over & many are still struggling to get back out there emotionally whether it is because of burnout, trauma, loss or anxiety over a long period. Our thoughts have now turned to all those who are involved in the situation in The Ukraine, whether directly or through fear of its consequences.
During the pandemic, I encouraged people to keep informed but avoid unnecessary 24/7 news updates. Constant pinging from apps will probably elevate your anxiety. Obviously, it is important to stay abreast of developments worldwide but you’re not going to be able to think objectively if you’re in a state of perpetual hyper-vigilance, waiting for the next piece of breaking news. If you are at a safe distance from the conflict, try to get a good night’s sleep. Decide on how many times, what time & for how long each day you will access the news.