JAMESTOWN – From Coronavirus to the economy, there’s a lot to process right now, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there are ways to cope with all this stress.
First, take a break. If stories or social media posts are making you feel overwhelmed, turn away from them for awhile.
Take care of your body, get plenty of sleep, make sure you’re getting exercise and eating healthy.
Meditation or simply taking deep breaths can also help melt some of the tension.
Take time to unwind, do activities you enjoy, and connect with others. Talk to those you trust about how you’re feeling.
The CDC says people with preexisting mental health conditions should continue their normal treatment and be aware of “new or worsening symptoms.”
Understanding the facts about COVID-19 and its actual risk to you and the people you care about can also help reduce stress.
If the stress is getting in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row, get in touch with your healthcare provider.