From having an air filter installed to protect your home from COVID-19 to having to wear masks everywhere you go, and from lockdowns to statistics that are alarmingly high, the virus has caused undue stress in most of the world today. The worst part of any crisis is how it affects daily life and the things that you normally take for granted. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to relieve COVID-19 stress.
1Remember You’re Not Alone
It’s natural to feel stress, worry, and anxiety in a time when no one’s sure what’s going to happen or when things will go back to normal. The important thing to remember is that you’re not alone. To relieve some of the stress of lockdown and uncertainty, try talking to friends and family on the phone. There are also online support groups and forums you can join to talk to people when you’re feeling down as well.
2Try Stress Relieving Products
There are quite a few stress-relieving products on the market today that you can order and have delivered to your home. One of those products is THC, which has been known to relieve stress. The thing is, you can get it in everything from candy form to vape cartridges in high-quality Delta 8 products, so there are many different forms to choose from.
If you prefer to go more natural with your stress-relieving products, lavender is known to have stress relief properties. You can get lavender in teas, essential oils, sprays, and even candles to help you relieve the stress that comes with dealing with COVID-19 and the uncertainty it brings.
3Time Your News and Media
It’s best to avoid the news on the TV and on your phone first thing in the morning and last thing at night. In the mornings, the news can leave you stressed all day, and watching it at night can lead to you not sleeping because you’re worried. Schedule your news time for the afternoons, then do something to take your mind off of it as well. Yoga, meditation, and even a brisk walk around the yard can help relieve the stress of the bad news that fills screens in today’s world. Remember, the last thing you want to do is sit up under the TV and watch the news all day long. Once a day should be sufficient unless something happens that you really need to see.
4Stay Informed With Reliable Sources
Just because it’s on the news, doesn’t mean it’s going to be completely true. Reliable sources include the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other sources that have proven to be reliable news outlets. Don’t let the fear-mongering scare you to sites that are just trying to make things worse.
5Accept the Things You Can’t Control
One of the best ways to relieve stress is by letting go of the things you can’t control. Take care of yourself by keeping Dr. appointments, making sure to practice self-care, and leaving the vaccine finding and curing of the virus to the professionals. You can’t find the cure, so the best thing you can do is take care of yourself and the ones you love around you. Remember, social distancing and isolation are not meant to be punishments, they’re put in place to help.
These are just a few tips for relieving stress during the COVID-19 crisis. Remember, this too shall pass, and the normal world will emerge once again, Who knows, your life might be even better for it.