WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE FEELING ANXIOUS
Take care of yourself. Eat well, get enough sleep, maintain your usual exercise and self-care routines. “It is not the time to abandon your exercise program. If you meditate, it’s not the time to stop doing that,” said Rowa.
Limit your time on social media. After 9/11, a study found that people who watched more footage had more severe post-traumatic stress-type symptoms, said Rowa. Set aside a half-hour to check Facebook or Twitter — then walk away.
Seek help if you need it. If your anxiety is overwhelming, contact the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) at 905-972-8338.