3 ways to regain a sense of control during the COVID-19 pandemic

For Americans, lack of control may translate to not being able to choose where to go and what to do. That lack of power can feel stifling, says Dana Rose Garfin an assistant, adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine. Garfin studies trauma, disasters, and health psychology. “[Freedom of movement] is a foundation of our society,” Garfin tells Inverse. “To have those restrictions in place and have them chipped away one by one, is hard for people, especially in a society where we do have quite high levels of freedom,” she says.