I was reading the article “Caring For Your Mental Health During the CoVid-19 Pandemic.” Watching your stress level was the primary topic.
Common reactions to stress were included as follows:
- Changes in eating patterns
- Having a hard time concentrating
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Feeling angry
- A stomachache
- Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
- If you feel you could hurt yourself or someone else call 911
There’s also tips to reduce stress and anxiety. The suggestions were to practice safe habits ( as per CDC), take a news break, connect with family and friends either virtually or on the phone, exercise, focus on other things ( read, cook, play a game, hobbies), help someone else, and take care of yourself.
I thought the information could add to and provide some suggestions for stress reduction. A quick review of earlier program materials.
I also read an article comparing symptoms of the flu, common cold, and CoVid. The symptoms of CoVid encompass similar symptoms of the other two with the exception that CoVid causes extreme fatigue, loss of taste and/or smell, and symptoms last 2 – 14 days.
Sometimes, activities manifest when we need them. I did a water color painting today, chores, broke down boxes and a few other things. Today’s been one of my better days.
Yesterday I called a friend to talk and the day before I got to take a nap. I guess I am doing ok. Don’t feel depression today, nor anxiety.
I wish my readers happiness and peace as we move forward. I will be posting Communication early next week. What are your hobbies?