Making the best of your situation.
The coronavirus pandemic is sure to cause anyone stress. It has changed the way we live our lives and is on every news station, social media outlet, and in every newspaper. Sometimes it feels like we cannot get away from it. If the pandemic is stressing you out, know that you are not alone. To help turn your excess stress into something positive, here are a few tips.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do if you are feeling stressed. Physical activity releases endorphins in the body and pumps more oxygen into the brain, which can help to manage anxiety and depression. Even if you have to stay at home, you can look up online classes or YouTube videos that will get you sweating in no time.
Fill up on healthy foods
Consuming a lot of sugar or alcohol will lead to your body not being able to tolerate psychological stressors. To benefit your mind and body, choose to fill up on whole, unprocessed foods with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Opt to drink water instead of alcohol for hydration and the ability to manage stress better.
Picture letting go
If you have a heavy workload or money/relationship worries, it makes you feel out of control. This feeling only leads to more stress. The more we fight to control a situation, the more stressed it can make us. Accept that it’s not possible to control every situation in life. Take a breath and let it go for instant stress relief.
Stress is usually related to our past and future, either worrying about what we’ve done or what we need to do. Take a moment to appreciate this moment, right now. The more often you can live in the present, the less stressed you might be.