Feeling stressed about COVID-19? This extraordinary pandemic has inevitably caused strong emotional impressions for people. You may be feeling fear, anxiety, or depression which may be quite overwhelming. You may be struggling with fear of the unknown, anxious about the future and how this will impact your family, depressed due to isolation or about personal finances, or a combination of all of these difficult emotions. During these hardships, it is more important than ever to come together as a community. Everyone reacts differently to stress and people cope in very different ways, however, one common approach that we can all embrace is to become stronger together.
Managing stress is imperative to you and your loved ones. There are several ways to modify your day to maintain and improve your physical and mental health:
We all have different opinions and emotions about this quarantine. Just as politics should not divide us, this should not divide us. It is okay to be angry, frustrated, and sad, or to feel a mixture of these emotions. The struggles people are experiencing is real. We need to love each other through this difficult time. We can extend emotional grace, empathy, and understanding throughout these heavy circumstances. We are all in different situations, some people are not working at all while others are being overworked. Remember, we are all interconnected and have the ability to rise and grow together throughout this shared experience. Coming together makes us stronger as a community and our strength will help keep us connected.