I think when COVID first started I totally freaked out to the point I could barely get out of bed, I was just exhausted trying to keep up with information thinking I had to know everything might happen to feel I had some control.
There was a lot of helpful info around at the time on how to manage feeling overwhelmed and one of them was trying to maintain perspective, so learning what you could control and what you couldn’t, and reducing social media and what you read etc.
I basically deleted all my news sources and refilled it with just basic fun channels and little hobbies and point blank stopped reading any news. Even on old eb I just went into the memes thread and nothing else. I pulled my whole world down to just basically what was happening in the kids school and our local community and that was it.
Doing that really helped as it made me stop feeling helpless and angry and worrying. I think I did it for only three months or so but it made a huge difference because it helped me relax and feel safer. Just rewatched old tv comedy shows, read a few books, tried out some new hobbies. A social media detox is pretty enjoyable actually, I might start another one soon!