As many states enact or highly recommend self-quarantine due to COVID-19, individuals are learning to make lifestyle adjustments. Some people are working from home, others are now required to homeschool their children. Whatever impact this coronavirus has had on your home life and family, it’s important that you implement habits that protect your health and wellness.
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2019 brought us a royal baby, Hurricane Dorian and a landmark Women’s World Cup. People fasted and keto’d, filled their houses with mid-century modern furniture and dressed up as VSCO girls. We finally got Toy Story 4 and - news to nobody - still can’t get Baby Shark out of our heads.
We all have a tipping point. Whether it’s three cars at the drive-through, five people at the checkout or a 45-minute wait for a table, at some point, it’s too much. Some of us do the mental calculation: if each latte takes 3 minutes, 5 people means I’m standing here for… nope, not happening. Others of us calculate it in terms of how much the time costs us: “my time is worth more than this.” Still others watch the dominos falling: “if I’m late here, I’ll be late to meet so-and-so and then I can’t make it to the gym tonight before dinner….”
How to Overcome Waiting Room Anxiety
Tapping feet. Outdated magazines. Coughing seatmate. We’ve all experienced the general annoyance of a medical waiting room. But, for some, this situation is more than annoying: it produces anxiety. For people who suffer from waiting room anxiety, the time spent before receiving medical care can be riddled with angst.
Sitting in the waiting room at the doctor kind of feels like waiting in traffic. You’re craning your neck around every few minutes to see who’s moving. Should you change lanes? Honk? Has there been some kind of accident? You get the idea. There are all of these unknown dynamics in play that leave you staring at a ticking clock. As frustration mounts, it has probably crossed your mind: why does the doctor keep you waiting?