A psychologist shares 7 coping strategies.

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5. Limit your news consumption.

“I say to people to consume the news a maximum of twice a day and once your kids are in bed, not before,” advises Amanda.

“Find some other things to talk about but once or twice a day acknowledge that this is what it is.”

6. Repurpose your commute time.

For those of us lucky enough to be able to work from home, this is a great way to add structure to your day.

“You can use that time to talk to people or do a relaxation exercise or a meditation. You could also get up and go for a walk in the morning. It’s another thing you have control over,” says Amanda.

7. Learn a new skill.

Whether it’s a new hobby or a new language, this can also give you agency, says Amanda.

However, don’t let this be another thing to tick off the to-do list. Choose activities you genuinely enjoy.

“My goal for people is that we come out of this quarantine as healthy as possible but also…

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