Managing Stress DuRing Hard Times
Tips from Dr. George Sadowski, MD
As humans, we are very social, therefore social isolation during a crisis can increase levels of distress and anxiety. Those who are working in essential industries are particularly vulnerable to negative mental health effects as they strive to balance their duties with concerns about the well-being of their family, friends and themselves.
Be Aware of Stress
Whether we are aware or not, we are all experiencing stress and the feelings associated with it. This is a normal reaction and not a sign of weakness or a reflection on your ability to do what needs to be done.
Don’t hesitate to include stress management strategies that have worked for you in the past. These can include getting enough rest, eating healthy food, engaging in physical activity and interacting socially, with appropriate social distancing.
Be on the lookout for symptoms of depression and stress disorder such as prolonged worry or sadness, difficulty sleeping, intrusive memories or feelings of hopelessness. Be open to seeking professional help if symptoms persist or worsen.
Make a regular habit of stepping away from your computer, TV and phone from time to time. You don’t have to take in everything produced by a 24/7 news cycle. When returning online, focus on information from reputable sources, avoiding those that involve you emotionally by sensational programming.
Take Care of Yourself
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