By: Lake Forest Staff
One of the best ways to relieve stress and worry is exercise. Not only does exercise release endorphins to make us feel better but it also helps us avoid having emotional outbursts. Exercise in a variety of ways at the gym, virtually or outdoors.
Focus on your current tasks and the natural world around you to help ease anxiety about the future. Process your feelings through breathing exercises, talk, writing in a journal, playing a musical instrument, reading or a task that relaxes you.
Aim for 7–9 hours of sleep per night. If it takes you longer than 15 minutes to fall asleep, set aside some time before bedtime to do things to help you relax. Try meditating, relaxation breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation.
Watch What You Are Watching
Consider limiting yourself to a few trustworthy news sources, as well as how much time per day you spend consuming the news.
Stay Socially Connected through Technology
Use technology to stay in touch with friends and family while keeping a safe physical distance.
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