Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives drastically in a year! Feeling stress and anxiety in this period of uncertainty is quite natural. First, we have to accept the situation, then only we can cope with this challenging situation mentally.
Another wave is on the way! So prepare your mind for the second wave. If this pandemic situation is bothering you and you are feeling stress and anxiety, you have come to the right place.
Here are a few tips you can follow to manage your stress during this Covid-19 pandemic situation.
𝐄𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐥y: Physical activities lower stress hormones and boost your mood. Regular exercise can help you to reduce stress by releasing feel-good hormones, endorphins. Walking is one of the best stress-relieving exercises. 30 mins everyday walk can do wonder. It will lower your stress level and increase your confidence. If you can’t go outside, try yoga and meditation for your mental well-being. Meditation is a great stress-reliever. It calms your mind and helps to boost your mood.
𝐋𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐢c: Music is much effective in stress management. Listen to your favorite music. It will relax your mind. You can also smile and dance to your favorite music. It will keep your stress level down.
𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩: Lack of sleep increases the stress level. Adequate sleep is much needed in this stressful time. Avoid using mobiles before bedtime. Before going to bed, have a bath. You can also try aromatherapy for better results. The scent of aromatherapy essential oils promotes good sleep.
Make time for your hobbies: Hobbies are those activities which you love to do. In this stressful time, make your hobby a part of your daily life. It may be painting, creative writing, gardening, photography, knitting or anything else. This would relieve stress and make you feel happier.
𝐖𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤: Keep a stress-diary. Identify your problems, write them in a notebook. Every day, write about your thoughts, feelings and problems in a notebook. Later analyze them and try to solve them. This would clear your mind and bring inner peace.
𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝: In this difficult time, social support is much needed. Talk to your family and friends. Your friend is your best listener, adviser and supporter. Give a call to your friend with whom you are comfortable. Share your problems and seek advice. It will reduce stress.
𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐭: If you are in extreme stress, don’t hesitate to connect with a therapist. Your therapist will help you. So, if you are experiencing stress and need mental health support, you can contact us!
How are you managing stress during this Covid-19 pandemic? Share with us in the comments below.