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COVID-19 and stress


ūü§ĮThe coronavirus outbreak causes a lot of stress and anxiety. We will have to deal with distress and mental health problems that will increase within the next weeks and months.

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ūü߆Uncertainty and unfamiliarity lead to more stress in the brain. When an outcome is certain (even when it's unpleasant but certain), we can find more ways of coping with it than when it is uncertain which leads to a peakin our stress levels.

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COVID-19 is causing a large amount of uncertainty for the future. Elderly, teens and people who have struggled with their mental health in the past are definitely ore susceptible to stress.

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How can you deal with stress?

‚úĒÔłŹturn on your parasympathetic nervous system by practicing deep breathing

‚úĒÔłŹspend more time with animals

‚úĒÔłŹlimit your exposure to news and social media; if you want to stay up to date just check credible websites once or twice a day

‚úĒÔłŹgive yourself permission to sleep longer and take as much rest as you need to

‚úĒÔłŹtry to stay in touch with your family and friends

‚úĒÔłŹkeep your mind busy by engaging in creative activities like drawing, colouring, cooking

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‚ĚóÔłŹLet us kno what are your favourite ways to cope with stress!

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