Resources to Cope with Stress During COVID-19
It can be difficult coping with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Older people and people of any age who have serious underlying health conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Here are some suggestions and resources to help.
- Remind yourself that you are not alone in an unusual situation with limited resources.
- Identify and accept those things which you do not have control over.
- Recognize that you are performing a crucial role in fighting this pandemic and that you are doing the best you can with the resources available.
- Increase your sense of control by keeping a consistent daily routine when possible to combat stress — ideally, one that is similar to your schedule before the pandemic.
- get adequate sleep
- eat healthy meals
- exercise when you can, spend time outdoors, engage in physical activities
- find time to relax by reading, listening to favorite music, funny stories, doing breathing exercises or meditation
- If you are being treated for a mental health condition, continue with your treatment and talk to your provider if you experience new or worsening symptoms.
- Know where you can get help if you’re concerned that you or someone in your household may harm themselves or someone else:
- National Domestic Violence Hotline Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
- If you feel overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety:
- Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
We here at Platinum Select Nursing are here to help as well. Feel free to reach out to us at 561-998-3211