Covid-19 Stress Relief Tips
During this time of Covid-19, we all are trying to adjust to a “new normal”. The byproduct of change and the unknown is typically stress. We are geared for routine and the known. Even those who have to make adjustments on a consistent basis are thrown off by these challenging times. This begs the question, what can we do to help relieve ourselves of unhealthy stress?
Here are several tips on how to help yourself cope with stress:
Finding yourself glued to the news or reading about covid-19?
1. While it’s important to stay informed, take a break from constant news, especially continuous negative stories.
2. Exercise. Your mind and body are meant to help each other, so whether you walk, run, bike,or whatever gets your blood pumping, exercise is a great way to work out the anxieties, distract your mind, and stimulate your heart. Active Heroes is doing several virtual work out of the days(WOD) that you can join. This is a great way in keeping your mind and body healthy. Make sure you visit us on Facebook for dates and times at:
3. Purposely relax. We are so used to going, going, going, that sometimes we forget to take time out to just relax. Whether you meditate, practice yoga, play xbox, watch your favorite tv show, doesn’t really matter as long as you take time to do something that you enjoy and that puts you in a relaxed state of mind and body.
4. Read. Reading can be a great escape along with learning things that may be of an interest to you.
These are just a few tips. You can also find some great information and further ideas from the CDC at:
Another good article from John Hopkins is:
We are all in this together and will all get through this together. If you know of anyone who is struggling, please help them get help if needed. If they are Veterans who may be dealing with PTSD and/or depression, you can always call or contact us at:
[email protected] or call us at: 502-277-9280
About Active Heroes:
Active Heroes is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in Louisville, KY with a mission to reduce veteran suicide in every state. Active Heroes provides national activities, national peer – mentors, serves thousands of veterans at the Active Heroes Community Center and is developing a retreat center to help heal post-traumatic stress.