Stress is the result of pressures or tensions and how our body responds to them. Stress can cause feelings of unease, anxiety, frustration, nervousness, fearfulness or helplessness. When stressed, you may notice changes in your sleep, appetite or energy level. Feeling stressed is normal, especially during a crisis.
You may experience stress for a variety of reasons during this time, such as increased caregiving responsibilities, financial challenges, or health concerns.
Stress can be overwhelming and affect your mental and physical health.
How to Cope with Stress
Take a deep breath and relax. Even five minutes to take care of yourself can help.
Take a walk, stretch or attend a virtual exercise class.
While doing an activity you enjoy, focus on the here-and-now.
Maintain connections with others.
Call, video chat, or reach out to friends and family.
Create a daily routine that includes rest, exercise, and regular meals.
Sources: CDC howrightnow