Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news pieces, including those on social media. It’s good to be informed, but hearing about the pandemic constantly can be upsetting. Consider limiting news to just a couple times a day and disconnecting from the phone, tv, and computer screens for a while.
Take out time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy. Connect with others. Talk with people you trust.
Connect with your community or faith-based organizations. While social distancing measures are in place, try connecting online through social media, or by phone.
Helping others Cope
It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking care of yourself can equip you to take care of others.
During times of social distancing, it is especially important to stay connected with your friends and family.
Helping others cope up with stress through phone calls or video chats can help you and your loved ones feel less lonely or isolated.