Following our latest blog post focusing on tips for those in the PR industry, we have decided to share some tips which a greater audience can benefit from and are today here to provide what we consider great ways for people to deal with stress during the forever-extending pandemic and lockdown.
The Covid19 pandemic has had a huge effect on almost all our lives, and the mental health of many people across the world. It has left many people facing challenges that are stressful and overwhelming! Learning to deal with stress can help people immensely, and if the tips that we are going to provide today can help even just one person we would be overjoyed.
Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress
If you are feeling stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during the COVID-19 pandemic, remember that you are not alone, and some of these tips could help you:
Take a break from watching, reading, and listening to the news – Of course it is good to stay informed regarding the pandemic and the ever-changing rules and regulations but hearing about the pandemic constantly can be quite traumatic for some. Consider limiting how much you read and watch the news to just once or twice a day. It could also be beneficial to take a break from social media which is currently swamped with pandemic-based materials.
Take care of your body – Taking good care of your body is one of the greatest ways to ensure stress can be minimised. Some of the ways that you can do this include exercising, meditating, staying hydrated, eating healthily, getting plenty of sleep and avoiding alcohol and tobacco.
Take time to unwind – Although some of the things that we used to enjoy are out of the question for now it is still important that you have ‘you time’. Make sure that you take time to do something that you enjoy on a regular basis, whether this be going for a walk in the fresh air, reading a book, or even playing a game.
Connect with others – Keeping in touch with people and connecting with others is very important, it can help us to feel less alone. Although we can’t see everyone right now, there are still many ways to keep in touch with people, through ringing them or video calls for example.
Consider further help – If you are struggling to cope, there are many other ways to get help and a lot of professionals out there who will be able to assist you. Remember that you are not alone and it’s ok to ask for help. Be sure to call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.