Tips for Managing Your Mental Health
There are a number of resources available to you to help get you through the mental hardships you might be experiencing. The coronavirus has been a stressful and anxiety-inducing experience for a lot of us. The constant fear of another world-changing update, digesting the plethora of new information available and working to preserve normalcy is taxing.
If you are experiencing irregularities in your mental health, it’s important to take a step back and assess your current status of well-being.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a series of coping mechanisms suggested for managing stress, fear and anxiety to help Americans better combat the symptoms they may be experiencing personally. Here are just a few key takeaways we suggest implementing into your routine if you’re currently struggling.
Things You Can Do to Support Yourself
- Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and avoid alcohol and drugs.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
For more health tips and up-to-date information related to the coronavirus, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus