Have you lost your job due to COVID-19?
✓ Are you constantly under stress about finances?
✓ Is your relationship being challenged by staying within the same walls for hours upon hours?
✓ Is anxiety at an all-time high?
✓ Are you watching every news show with updates about the coronavirus?
✓ Overwhelmed by keeping your children busy all day now?
✓ Does someone you know have the virus?
We all are going through so much these days.
You are not alone.
Managing your stress will be key in getting through all of this.
The body reacts to stress from the demands of life in three ways… mentally, physically and emotionally.
The American Institute of Stress calls stress “America’s leading health problem.”
Stress affects people on different levels and times.
Ideally, stress prepares us to take action by activating our sympathetic nervous system and improving mental focus. If we are too relaxed (not stressed enough), then we’re likely to be less motivated and less primed for physical action, thus inhibiting our ability to respond well to a situation. If we are under too much stress, we also suffer as our body stiffens and we lose our mental edge.
In a 2007 survey by the American Psychological Association, nearly half of all Americans believe that their level of stress has increased over the past five years. We can imagine that the percentage has increased dramatically the past few months. In fact, nearly 1-in-3 Americans report experiencing extreme levels of stress, which negatively impact health and well-being, work, and relationships.
Here are some examples of how stress can affect you:
- Acne or skin breakouts
- Food, eating or substance abuse issues
What are you doing to cope with this new found stress?
It is negative or are you doing your best to develop positive coping skills?
Let’s start the conversation!
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