Psychologist Talks About Stress, Dealing With Pandemic



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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The pandemic that we, the global community, are experiencing have certainly changed many aspects of our lives, forcing many to readjust to new habits and activities. 

    Addressing this challenge many people are facing, Analisa Personality Development Center CEO and psychologist Analisa Widyaningrum talked about one aspect in life amid the pandemic that many had to get used to: the use of online platforms in daily activities. 

    “Our unpreparedness would often cause stress that can spark a response from our body, and if not managed will have negative effects, both physically and psychologically,” said Analisa on a virtual talk show by Inspiring Glow Crystallure x Zeta Bags titled Be Productive and Less Stress During Crisis on Thursday, September 24, 2020. 

    Analisa Widyaningrum said shock and surprise would certainly be our natural responses to the changes and might lead to denial as we are unprepared to face the drastic changes caused by pandemic restrictions. 

    “We would reach the stage where we accept the situation but the source of the stress itself will not completely dissipate, but our perception is able to accept that,” she said. 

    She explained that there were three types of stress; acute stress and chronic stress. She said that understanding one’s stress would help a person identify the source of stress and find a solution to cope with it and eventually overcome it. 

    She added that people must accept the negative emotions and not fight the feeling. Analisa suggested people always count the blessings and be grateful for the positives that arrive and dive into hobbies that fit their passion.

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