Stress levels among adults and children are rising during this Pandemic. The new normal has impacted our lives in more than one way. We cannot attend ceremonies that where once something exiting to look forward to. Visiting our loved ones at the hospital means logging in online and much is missed by not being able to personally see or touch them. Restrictions on store times, physical distance, and gatherings are tight and frustrating. Attending class has become a virtual experience. Should I stop now? We know the list goes on and on.
Its a lot to take in and most are not coping well with the changes. This can bring on daily stress. The effects of stress on the body affect the central nervous and endocrine systems, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, digestive system, muscular system, sexuality and reproductive system, and immune system. Naturaly stress was designed to protect your body in an emergency but constant stress can seriously harm your health.
Did you know that stress is also a factor in behabiors such as alcohol or drug abuse. Furthermore, people under chronic stress are at higher risk of viral illnesses as well as other infections.
“The mental health ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic are immense and growing,” Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, APA’s chief executive officer warned. “We need to prepare for the long-term implications of the collective trauma facing the population. On an individual level, this means looking out for one another, staying connected, keeping active and seeking help when necessary.”
Take a break from the news
News are great don’t get me wrong but have you ever heard too much of something is bad? While maintaining informed on what’s happening around you is important, news can overwhelm our brains and cause stress.
Tune out and pick up a good book instead.
Turn on the bath water!
There is a spectacular sensation of relaxation when you hear a waterfall or when looking at the great blue ocean waves. Water brings about relaxation. For this reason many spas have water running in the background to create a calm and stress free environment, whether through music or a water fountain.
Take time out of your busy schedule to take care of your mind. Turn on the faucet and let the water help you destress, a bath in warm or cold water will do. Yes, cold showers or baths have numerous health benefits including treating anxiety and depression.
Bubble things up and add a CBD bath bomb to enhance the experience and release pleasant fragrances.
Get out of town
Pack your things and leave for a few days, book an airbnb in the woods or beach and reconnect with nature. Partaking in nature has many benefits, some are emotional and others more physical like reducing blood pressure, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.
A little fresh air never hurt anybody
If you can’t book a trip, do the next best thing, go out for a walk. This activity gives you time to think and get away from everyday stressors. Well its suppose to so put your phone back in your pocket!
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Work it out
Physical activity like working out reduce stress, anxiety and depression so get moving and release those endorphins!
If you don’t want to expose yourself to covid-19 by going to the gym then hit the gym online. There are plenty or trainers that will coach you into a good workout routine, as long as you have a camera of course. How can I find a good trainer amongs the masses? We can help you narrow the search, click here.
Yoga for stress relief
If workouts are not your thing, try a yoga session. Invite balance back into your life and sync the mind-and-body for a deepening connection. Strech the tightness out of your muscles with yoga poses and meditation.
Art can be a fun way to escape stress. When you focus in creating something it takes your mind off things, participate in any type of art even for five minutes to reduce stress.
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American Psychological Association. “High stress related to coronavirus is the new normal for many parents, says new APA survey: Online learning, basic needs, missing milestones contribute to parental stress.” ScienceDaily, May 21, 2020
“The Effects of Stress on Your Body” Written by Ann Pietrangelo and Stephanie Watson. Healthline, March 29, 2020