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Strategies to cope with anxiety as daily life is turned upside down


March 25, 2020

It happened so fast. Our minds are reeling as we try to cope with a shocking new reality that upended the way we live our lives. But there are many small, manageable things we can do to keep from being overwhelmed by anxiety, fear, loneliness, loss and other difficult feelings.

“The first part is to begin to slowly accept reality, that this is, in fact, what’s going on,” said psychologist Dr. Marek Dvorak, who practices in Niwot. “You can feel some sense of freedom by acceptance. You don’t have to like it, but there is an acceptance.”

Once we accept the situation, we can recog...

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