Tips to Help Cope with Covid Related Stress
It’s no secret that the world is much different than it was even a year ago. Some people have found themselves feeling more anxious, sad and uncertain. These feelings are normal. Here are some ways to help lessen the stress.
Practice Self-Care. Doing things such as exercising, getting enough sleep and eating well can help lessen stress and boost your immune system.
Find Ways to Focus. Establish a daily routine and create a workspace that is separate from your sleeping area.
Seek Out Support. The level of change that each person is going through during this time is different for everyone. Be sure to seek out help, whether it is talking to a friend every day or seeing a therapist regularly.
Find Ways to Manage Disappointment. Find ways to celebrate all that you have accomplished during this last year. It also may help to plan ways to recreate important events that were postponed or canceled once things get back to normal.
Limit Media Consumption. Too much news and social media can add to anxiety. Set limits on media consumption and smartphone use.
Focus on Things You Can Control. Remember that you can only control your own thoughts and feelings.