This is a difficult time that might include concern for loved ones, changes in financial situations, food insecurity, health concerns, crowded households and more. These can be difficult life stressors, and your situation may require professional medical and vocational assistance. Here are a few techniques that may also be useful to relieve feelings of stress. You will find resources and articles in these sections below:
Activities You Love
Articles (See the Yale Adult Guidelines for Understanding and Coping With Reactions in a Pandemic)
Exercise can impact serotonin levels which can elevate mood.
7 minute workout: Don't need anything. Just your body. 12 high-intensity exercises: do as many reps for 30 seconds with 10 seconds rest between.
(Click here to see more on Exercise on the Physical Page)
Read evidence-based studies on the benefits of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and contact a teacher. Try an app.
ACTIVITIES YOU LOVE
What brings you inner peace? What makes you delve and you lose track of time? Reading...music...organizing...dancing...something else?
Find it & embrace it. These activities can keep you engaged with manageable goals and also provide necessary distractions during this pandemic.