5 Tips for Managing Stress During COVID-19

5 Tips for Managing Stress During COVID-19

Energy flows where attention goes.” – Tony Robbins

Some people might be facing anxiety and a lot of news that is coming out might be influencing stress. Now it’s so important that we all take time for ourselves and to focus on positive thinking, as our mindset often affects our physical health and happiness. Here are a few tips for helping reduce stress during COVID-19.

 

Tip #1 take breaks from the internet

It’s helpful to stay informed, but with so much information coming out every day it’s beneficial to take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. 

 

Tip #2 Focus on things that bring you comfort

By spending time on an activity that you enjoy you can improve your mental health and wellbeing. According to the Department of Health, people that participate in hobbies such as drawing or painting, are less likely to experience stress and depression. So make time to do something you like or maybe even try a new activity, this can make you feel happier and more relaxed.

 

Tip #3 Try a breathing exercise or meditation

If you’re feeling anxious it can help to try a breathing exercisestretches, or meditate.
 

Tip #4 Stay connected while staying at home

Connect with friends and family by Facetiming, talking on the phone, or through your social media. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

 

Tip #5 Replace fear with knowledge

The Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and other information websites can provide you with a better understanding of the actual risk to yourself and people you care about; learning more about it can help it seem less intimidating. 

 
  If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety and are seeking help visit the Disaster Distress Helpline, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

“Energy flows where attention goes.” – Tony Robbins Some people might be facing anxiety and a lot of news that is coming out might be influencing stress. Now it’s so important that we all take time for ourselves and to focus on positive thinking, as our mindset...