Stress is a physical, mental, or emotional response to situations that last for a long period of time. The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with daily life transitions can cause stress. Learning how to balance our lives during these uncertain times is important. Several stressors like financial, relationships, physical health issues, and environment can create stress. Key components to managing stress include:
⦁Get adequate sleep
⦁Develop healthy eating habits
⦁Make sure your life and/or kids life is not too structured
⦁Build a support system, (i.e. friends, family, and co-workers)
⦁Say no occasionally
⦁Surround yourself with upbeat, flexible and fun people
Incorporating these stress relief tips may help prevent stress. If you are still feeling overwhelmed, unable to focus on daily routines, then seeking professional help in the form of therapy, or counseling may be beneficial.