Due to Coronavirus, we have been spending longer time at home in these extraordinary days. We are going through a process where it is normal for us to have difficulties and feel anxious when we try to deal with this uncertainty situation. Due to the effect of social isolation, spending long time at home and limited social life may cause anxiety to increase from time to time. Accordingly, our daily routine, sleep and eating patterns may also vary under the new circumstances. In this process, you may have some difficulties and worries about online courses and your academic success. Since getting used to online classes also requires an adaptation process, you can also experience situations such as performance anxiety and difficulty in concentration the courses from time to time.
It is important to remember that we have the power and resources to cope with such kind of physically and mentally stressful situations. Sometimes anxiety or other negative feelings and circumstances might make us feel that we do not have access to these resources. We can overcome this temporary process more easily if we remind ourselves our own resources.
It is important to remember that coping with anxiety and adapting to these changes requires time. As you try, you can discover how you can cope with your anxiety and what works for you in the current situation. In this process, being compassionate towards yourself and not criticizing yourself, comparing yourself with others are one of the most important things you need to do. It is important to remember that we are all going through a difficult process and each of us is unique. Each of us has different lifestyles, different responsibilities and therefore, we react to difficult situations in various ways.
If your anxiety level prevents you from maintaining your daily life, you might consider getting professional help. You can receive information and get an appointment from Psychological Counseling Unit by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, as Psychological Counseling Team, we will hold one-hour sharing meetings each week, where we can discuss our experiences about the coronavirus process via zoom by inviting expert guests. In those meetings, we will cover topics such as life at home, anxiety, uncertainty, emotional eating, focus on distance education, time management, daily routines, sleep, academic anxiety, relationships, family adjustment and communication. We will listen your experiences and answer your questions.
We hope to see you among us in these sharing meetings...