Tips For Managing Stress During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Perhaps the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, but the reality that the impact from the virus could linger. There is the added stress that you or your loved ones can potentially still get COVID-19. There may also be the financial strain that may have come as a result of the virus. Moving forward, it’s important to have some stress-reduction skills handy. You’ll want to use these skills regularly, so you won’t become overwhelmed or so stressed that you become triggered.
The following are some helpful stress-reduction tips to help you during the COVID-19 outbreak:
Managing Stress Takes Practice
It’s easy to let stress build and build if you’re not used to paying attention to your stress levels. However, you can learn to identify your stress levels and manage them if you intentionally go about your days with a focus on your health and safety. Take a few minutes to think about your current stress levels. Do you think you are carrying a mild, moderate, or severe amount of stress? If so, what can you do starting today to manage or eliminate it?
Make some time to create a stress-reduction plan. Use the tips mentioned here to intentionally create a plan that will help you feel more at ease. A plan that you can follow daily; that will help decrease stress levels so you can feel more peace and harmony.
Reach Out For Help
If you’re dealing with circumstances that you feel you can’t manage on your own, know that it’s alright to reach out for help. If you’re feeling triggered to reach for a drink or drug, make that call to someone you trust for support. It could be your sponsor, counselor, online support group, or an alcohol or drug treatment center.
You don’t have to struggle alone.
Managing stress is important, so if you need help, feel free to reach out for that help today.