Channel your anxiety into activities that keep you informed and prepared:
Limit media exposure. Watch only what you need to feel informed
Be careful of dysfunctional coping strategies - too much alcohol, illicit substances, catastrophising with friends, not exercising, not being careful of sleep patterns etc.
Eat well, sleep well and do daily exercise - if nothing else then go for a walk.
Stay focused on each day and each moment.
Practice positives and gratitude. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Each day find 3 positive aspects about yourself and one gratitude. For example, today I exercised, I smiled at a person, I showed appreciation and I’m grateful for the weather, family or friends.
Create new ways to connect with the people you love:
Think about using Zoom or Skype or make a daily phone call to someone who might be vulnerable.
Write letters or send cards to people.
Be aware of others and pay it forward. That distracts you from your own situation. Be kind, be compassionate and be present for people.
Know that there is support and help out there if you need it
If you feel overwhelmed, then find a person who might be able to help. Sometimes shared wisdom is a good strategy.
Remember to focus on what you can control (hygiene, contact, sanitising etc)