Alleviate Stress during the COVID 19 Pandemic
During this difficult time here is a list of some things that you can do to alleviate cause stress.
Reframe things in the context of a larger positive plan in the long term.
Recognize that troubles are temporary.
Highlight the unavoidable responsibilities.
Perfectionism only leads to stress, it's ok to make mistakes.
Know your limits physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
When faced with a large task, break it down into smaller tasks and prioritize.
Enjoyment of life prolongs life and reduces stress as much as possible.
Exercise and avoid sugary snacks, smoking, alcohol, drugs, overeating and caffeine.
Learn to relax through meditation, prayer and deep breathing.
Physical contact with loved ones reduces stress but with social distancing we are limited to FaceTime
Social interaction is important so take the time to start social media activities
Find time to be alone for a little while each day to meditate
Talk to a friend or family member via phone or Zoom