Coping with Stress during Covid-19.


While our lives have been impacted in a major way with the COVID-19 pandemic, facing challenging situations which have lead to stressful, overwhelming strong emotions.

Whereas public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety.

Resilience will increase for us and the people we care about, while we learn to deal with stress.

The following are caused by stressful situations.


Feelings:

Fear, anger, sadness, worry, frustration.


Changes to:

Appetite, energy, desires, interests.


Difficulties:

Concentrating.

Making decisions.


Difficulties:

Sleeping.

Nightmares.


Physical reactions:

Headaches, body pains, stomach problems,

skin rashes.

Chronic and Mental health problems worsening.


Increased use:

  • Tobacco.
  • Alcohol.
  • Other substances.

Feelings of stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during this time will naturally arise as we learn to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following are ways that you can help yourself, others, and your community manage stress.


Coping with stress, the healthy way.

Take breaks, particularly from activities which involve, reading, or listening to news, It’s good to be informed, but hearing about the pandemic constantly can lead to more stress.

Consideration should be given to limit news to just a couple of times a day, disconnecting from our phones, televisions, computer screens etc.


Caring for our bodies.

While adapting a spiritual or faith based approach to stress, reflecting upon how many ancient spiritual traditions advocate to take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate while using sound to deal with life etc.


Sound healing.

While paying particular attention to the healing and balancing properties sound has, reflecting upon how certain frequencies may be employed to help us deal with not only stress but also the conditions virus’s can impact upon us.

The following video contains specific frequencies to combat the effects of stress and the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus healing frequency.


Practice:

  • Eating healthy, well-balanced meals.
  • Regularl exercise.
  • Plenty of sleep.

Avoid:

  •  Alcohol.
  • Tobacco.
  • Substance use.

Continuing with medical advice pertaining to the Covid-19 virus, where routine preventive measures such as vaccinations, cancer screenings, etc are strongly recommended by healthcare professionals.

– Get vaccinated if necessary while vaccines are available –


Rest and recuperation: Try to unwind by doing some activities you enjoy, running, dancing, listening to music etc.

Finding new ways to socialise:

While dealing with concerns, confide in people you can trust before divulging how you feeling.

Community – or faith – based connections, the organized.

While social distancing measures are in place, try connecting online, through social media, or by phone or mail.


Helping Others Cope:

When in times of social distancing, it is vitally important to stay connected with friends and immediate family, while taking care of yourself can better equip you to learn when taking care of others.

Helping others cope with stress through phone calls or video chats can help you and your loved ones feel less lonely or isolated.

There are many ways to get help when struggling to cope, if a stressful situation overwhelms you during a daily activity, call your nearest healthcare professional.

Free and confidential crisis resources can help you or a loved one connect with a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

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