What Has the Coronavirus Taught Us in Our Life?

What Has the Coronavirus Taught Us in Our Life?

LIMIT MEDIA EXPOSURE! I am encouraging clients to implement daily media updates rather than spending hours online. People are being flooded with negative, threatening, panic-inducing information and that information is becoming over-represented in their mind. Increased screen time can cause anxiety, distractibility and loneliness. It can also promote a sedentary lifestyle and affect sleep, so it’s “not surprising” that screen time has negative mental and physical health impacts. The number one way you can improve your mental health is to choose carefully the media you interact with on a day-to-day basis. There’s credible media coverage, but there’s also a different sort of less credible media coverage

On top of this, the news is changing constantly, which could cause even more anxiety for some. Avoid overindulgence of news, articles, posts, especially if you are being overwhelmed, There is a lot of misinformation and panic/fear, which only serves to heighten one’s own anxieties. If you feel others are sending too much info, you can choose to ask them to stop sending and/or disengage from the conversation.


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Ivan Zy LimDr Ivan Zy Lim is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of extensive practice experience in treating mental health issues. He is passionate about helping adults and adolescents with psychological and emotional difficulties. Prior to this profession, Dr Lim had over 20 years of experience in the corporate world. He has extensive experience in multi-cultural consulting, training and team facilitation; and has delivered workshops in 13 countries around Asia pacific. Dr Lim is a strong believer in living a balanced and healthy life. His other passions include Chinese martial art, Qigong, Chinese philosophy, spirituality and Lion & Dragon dance. His passion for Chinese Martial Art comes from the unique philosophy within the system that he believe is transferable into a counselling and life philosophy context. His Chinese Martial Art path was and still is a significant part of his physical, philosophical, emotional, psychological and spiritual being. Dr Lim have integrates Chinese martial art philosophy (Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism ) and Western talk therapy, a fusion of Eastern ideas with Western process. It provides an approach to learning and living well; the practical, the psychological and the spiritual, which he believe more adequately explain Asian behaviour.

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