How to Reduce Stress Post Covid

March 02, 2021

We are all going through the strange period of our life at this moment, one of the basic facts about this, is we are all not alone and we all have felt a certain level of anxiety, depression, fear and sadness that spiked up and was more highlighted during the pandemic It's normal to feel a bit worried, scared or helpless about the current situation. Remember: it is OK to share your concerns with people you trust – and doing so may help them too.. In this blog we are writing to you some of our ways of how to cope with quarentine days, and this so-called introverted lifestyle ; as staying at home may be difficult, but you're helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.

Here are few steps to take care of your mental and emotional wellbeing during these days; 

1- Make sure you to know that this is just a phase and it will pass eventually. 

2- Take some time to practice meditation, volounterly breathing, and yoga. These three activities will aid and help your mental awareness , regulating the breathing will help to lower your anxiety. Meditation is a great tool to expand your consciousness and help you see things from another perspective. 

Plan a 10-Minute Meditation or Volunteraly Breathing a day 

3- Do Salt BathsIf if you’re looking for a way to relieve stress, ease achy muscles, and treat irritated skin, you may want to consider taking a sea salt bath. Soaking in a tub is a nice way to pamper yourself after a hard day, adding sea salts is said to also extend the benefits to your skin, muscles, and joints. Taking a sea salt bath not only helps you relax, but it can also: ease achy muscles and joints, stimulate blood circulation, calm irritated skin

Soaking for 20 Minutes in Dead Sea salt bath before bed can promote better sleep.

4- Our physical health has a big impact on how we feel. At these times, it can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour that end up making you feel worse. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink good amount of water and exercise regularly. Avoid smoking, drugs or drinking too much alcohol.

Make sure you plan your meals, spread them out through the day and do not forget to treat yourself with a healthy snack once a day.

5- If you found yourself very worried about the COVID19 and the load of news that is out there currently, Try to limit your news exposure whether you watch the news, Facebook, TV, Radio, focus on the things you can control, such as how you act, who you speak to and where you get information from.

You could set yourself a particular time to read updates or limit yourself to checking a couple of times a day.

6- Try to make some effort to focus on your favourite hobby if it is something you can still do at home. Or start a new hobby: read, write, do crosswords, bake, or try drawing and painting, Play games, Fix things in your household, Redecorate your house, Learn a new language or a skill Whatever it is, find something that works for you.

Strat with one activity that you always wanted to do but kept on postponding it, One activity at a time so you can focus fully on it, keep on repeating the activity as it helps in managing anxiety. 

7- Manage uncertainty by staying in the present moment, Do not waste your energy on focusing on the future, The present moment is what matters as change is inevitable thing espically right now. Take each day as it comes and focus on the things you can control. Mindfulness and meditation can be great tools. 

Try to listen mindfulness guided meditations on Youtube there are a lot of great selections. 

8- Plan 20 Minutes walk around your house to keep your blood pumping. 

9- One of the good techniques that are being used to regulate emotions is by shifting the negative thoughts and converting them into postive ones. This tecnique relies on your awareness of the negative thought, and can be tracked by awareness of your thoughts during the day. 

Be aware when a negative thought pops up in your mind, and be aware and present to convert it and shift it to a good positive one ( Flip it and make it positive ) because it was created in your mind, by your mind, so it can be easily flipped by the mind that created the thought. 

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Author: EVO