Three mental hygiene habits to beat Covid-19 and set up a healthier New Normal

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How many of us right now are expe­ri­enc­ing a heady cock­tail of con­fu­sion, anx­i­ety and even some sur­pris­ing moments of respite from our pre-COVID-19, always-on-the-go culture?

In a new sur­vey by the Kaiser Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion, 45% of Amer­i­cans felt that the coro­n­avirus cri­sis is harm­ing their men­tal health (19% felt it had a “major impact”).

Our tra­di­tion­al media and social media feeds are filled with urgent and often con­flict­ing imper­a­tives to change our rou­tines and be con­stant­ly vigilant.

The online onslaught of rapid­ly updat­ing media sto­ries report­ing worst-case sce­nar­ios can fuel fear and pan­ic. Uncrit­i­cal over­con­sump­tion of such mes­sages can erode one of our most pre­cious and essen­tial human resources for weath­er­ing the COVID-19 storm: our men­tal health. –> Keep read­ing my arti­cle 3 ways to pro­tect your men­tal health dur­ing – and after – COVID-19, co-authored with Emory Uni­ver­si­ty’s Dr. Karen Rom­melfanger, over at the World Eco­nom­ic Forum’s Glob­al Agen­da.

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