Managing Stress and Anxiety In Our New Normal World

It’s been almost a year since the world changed drastically. From our regular, normal life, we’ve learned how to live with a global pandemic. Everything we were familiar with is now a distant memory; we now have a new way of living and doing things.

From working at home, to being quarantined away from family and friends, to online shopping for the essentials, to introducing social distancing and regular disinfecting in our daily routines, all these are now regular activities.

For some, this adjustment period has gone smoothly. But for many, it has taken a toll on their mental health.

According to the CDC, these people are more likely to experience more stress because of how long this crisis has gone on. Here are the people who may be at high risk of stress and anxiety:

  • People who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (for example, older people, and people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions) 

  • Children and teens 

  • People caring for family members or loved ones 

  • Frontline workers such as health care providers and first responders 

  • Essential workers in the food industry 

  • People who have existing mental health conditions 

  • People who use substances or have a substance use disorder 

  • People who have lost their jobs, had their work hours reduced, or had other major changes to their employment 

  • People who have disabilities or developmental delay 

  • People who are socially isolated from others, including people who live alone, and people in rural or frontier areas 

  • People experiencing homelessness 

  • People who live in congregate (group) settings 

Stress or anxiety, particularly during this extended global crisis, can manifest in these ways:

  • Fear about your own health, the health of your loved ones, your financial status, job security, and the like 

  • Changes in sleep or in eating patterns 

  • Sleep and concentration challenges 

  • Manifestations of chronic health problems 

  • Manifestations of mental health conditions 

  • Increased use of vices or things of comfort like binge-eating and online series watching 

But for someone like you who has always prided himself on being in charge of his life, how can you manage your own stress and anxiety, while helping your loved ones go through it?

  • Talk to someone you trust for support and constant connection 

  • Follow a daily schedule as much as possible 

  • Know when to disconnect from technology 

  • Eat right  

  • Workout regularly 

  • Get quality sleep 

  • Take the right kind of multivitamins

9 out of 10 Rogin-E users have reported that this multivitamin supports the different aspects of their well-being: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and even sexually*. Rogin-E is packed with stamina-boosting multivitamins and minerals, including Korean Panax Ginseng and Vitamin E. It also contains Deanol for improved concentration and mental stamina.

Anxiety and stress can’t be helped, especially with how long this pandemic has gone on. But there are ways to stay on top of it--you just have to have a plan and see it through. By remembering that we’re all in this together, we can find strength in knowing that this too, shall pass.

If you need to reach someone for counseling, please contact the following: 

National Center for Mental Health Crisis Hotline (NCMH-USAP) 
0917-899-USAP(8727) | 7-7-989-USAP (827) 
Philippine Mental Health Association Online Support 
PMHA Facebook Messenger 

* Rogin-E Real-World Study in the Philippines, Consumer Satisfaction Survey, IQVIA Consumer Health, 2019