When COVID surges, so does anxiety

When COVID surges, so does anxiety.

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that the Delta variant of COVID-19 has caused anxiety levels in the United States to double in the past few weeks.

“The poll shows that 41 percent are “extremely” or “very” worried about themselves or their family becoming infected with the virus. That is up from 21 percent in June, and about the same as in January, during the country’s last major surge, when 43 percent were extremely or very worried.”

At PhenomWell, we’re doing what we can to keep shopping safe.

We continue to offer free delivery in Rowan County and free shipping anywhere.

We also have free masks available and ask that all customers and staff wear them inside. We know that people are tired of wearing masks, but we feel an extra layer of protection reduces anxiety for all involved.

And, of course, cannabis is known to be a safe way to lower anxiety — and we have a number of options for that.

If you’re feeling it, here are a few other great ways to deal with anxiety:

  • Deep breathing, meditation, or hypnosis. All of these activities slow down breathing and bring more oxygen into the body. Oxygen offers an abundance of mental and physical health benefits.
  • Exercise
  • Healthy diet
  • Enough sleep
  • Talk about it. There are a number of ways to reach out, both with therapy and free hotlines. Google it and you’ll see a number of options.
  • Write it down. Nothing reduces overwhelm like taking all those thoughts out of your head and putting them onto a piece of paper or computer file. When you look at the list, written down, you may find it’s not as big as you thought — and you may be inspired to take action (always a stress reducer).

We’re just a retail store, but we’re committed to health and well-being and want to do our part in promoting a healthy community. If there’s anything we can do for you during these anxious times, please let us know.


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