How to Manage Stress during COVID-19

We are in very trying times. The past couple of weeks have been scary and things seem to be changing by the minute. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and worry constantly about things that you don’t have much control over. We get it, and we’re all in this together!

With more and more gyms closing, it can be easy to slip out of your daily workout routine. However, exercise is one of the best ways to boost your endorphins and make you feel better. Many apps and Youtube channels are offering free workouts so you don’t have to sacrifice your sweat while you’re home. 

Create a Schedule

With many things canceled or closed, schedules can go out the window. Especially when you’re isolating yourself and turning into a bit of a hermit crab, it’s easy to stay up late and binge on Netflix…only to sleep in and do it all over again.

While this may sound fun short-term, the best way to maintain a positive attitude is to create a schedule for yourself.

Get up at a reasonable time

Get dressed and work in a designated workspace, just like you would do if you were still in the office. Give yourself breaks — at least 2 throughout the workday — and know when to turn it off. Mix in a walk or a workout, and take a lunch break!

While we should be cautious, and take this very seriously, there are ways to stay sane and manage stress. We can all focus on making the most of this isolation time and turn inward. While it may seem impossible, there are a number of ways to manage stress and stay positive during COVID-19 social distancing and isolation!

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