Self care during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is a stressful time for everyone. It is normal to feel more anxious, tense, or sad during this time. It is especially important to tale care of your mental health during this time. 

Tips for coping with stress and anxiety during COVID-19:

  • Accept that some anxiety and fear is normal in these uncertain times
  • Stay tuned in, but set limits on your news and social media consumption
  • Decrease other stressors in your life and set aside some time each day to do things that you enjoy
  • Try to meditate daily
  • Try to do exercise or stretching regularly

Meditation is a simple breathing exercise that can be done easily under 2 minutes! It helps you relax and soothe out your mood. To meditate, you can follow the following steps:

  • Find a comfortable position, either sitting or laying down
  • Set a time on your alarm or timer for a duration you desire, it can be even 2 minutes
  • Feel your breathing as you breath in and out
  • If you mind wanders, don't worry! It is normal for your mind to wander. Try to guide your thoughts back to meditation.