8 Tips to Calm Anxiety shared by the Cancer Fund professional team

It is very natural to feel stressed and anxious about the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Many cancer patients are sharing their concerns with our frontline teams about their fears during this current Public Health Emergency. Our clients are important to us. To help bring some reassurance, we want to share a few tips by the Cancer Fund’s team.

Tips to calm anxiety

  1. Limit reading news stories related to the outbreak. Information can offer us some sense of control. However, excessively checking the news and social media can feed and fuel our anxiety. Try to limit yourself to check one to two reliable sources with restricted time.

 

Tips to calm anxiety

  1. Talk to someone. Reach out to friends by phone or through video-calling to help you feel more supported. The Cancer Fund is always here for you. Reach out and call our Helpline 3656 0800 – from Monday to Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. If you wish to visit us, please make an appointment between 10:00am to 4:00pm.

 

Tips to calm anxiety

  1. Boost your immune system through a healthy lifestyle. A healthy immune system starts with a balanced diet and a sound sleep at night. Keeping active can also stimulate our immune system and reduce stress. Consider doing exercises such as yoga, ving tsun, and/or tai-chi at home, or take a walk in somewhere less crowded.

 

Tips to calm anxiety

  1. Take up a hobby like knitting. According to research, the health benefits of knitting go beyond the physical and help reduce depression and anxiety, 

 

Tips to calm anxiety

  1. Laugh often. Welcome humor. A good laugh goes a long way.

 

  1. Do something to get organized. Clean your cupboard or de-clutter your home. Clutter makes it more difficult to relax, both physically and mentally.

 

Tips to calm anxiety

  1. Breathe in and out. Deep breathing helps you calm down. Inhaling and exhaling slowly will help you feel more grounded.

 

Tips to calm anxiety

  1. Maintain a positive attitude. Do all you can to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

 

If you need to attend appointments in hospitals or clinics, and you have concerns, please refer to here.

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