3 Ways to Manage Your Stress During COVID-19

The current state of the world gives us many reasons to be anxious, worried, stressed, fearful, irritable or angry. But those stressful states can themselves cause serious problems (and stress over being stressed can set up an unhealthy feedback loop).

Two of the best ways to manage stress – physical activity and spending time with close friends – may be off the table while we practice social distancing during this pandemic, but we still have mindfulness practices. Here is a useful article [1], and two excellent collections of resources for coping with depression and anxiety, including videos [2 & 3], and tips on coping specifically with the emotional aspects of this pandemic, from the CDC [4].

Many aquariums and zoos have webcams, which can be surprisingly calming [5]