Stress Management


Managing Stress in a crisis

Helpful Strategies to Manage Stress

Try different strategies to reduce stress. What works for others may not work for you. Keep at it and try different things.

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 Stay informed with accurate and up to date information from credible sources.

 Limit media exposure

 Keep things in perspective. Focus on what the situation is rather than the worst-case scenario.

 Shift your focus to things within your control rather than outside your control.

 Stay grounded in the present moment.

 Talk to loved ones about your worries or concerns.

 Connect with family and friends in new ways if you are isolated. Schedule regular check-ins.

 Be prepared and develop a personal/family plan for the outbreak.

 Schedule positive activities such as: music, exercise, breathing, time outside, journaling, etc.

 Take time to renew your spirit in whatever way you choose: prayer, meditation, helping others, etc.

 Eat a balanced and nutritious diet.

 Get enough sleep.

 Try to follow a daily routine with normal bedtime and wake up time. Create structure.

 Keep a kind and open heart to others.

 Remember, we are in this together.

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