It’s ok if you are still feeling stressed about our current situation. Stress can come out in many ways both emotionally and physically and can lead to unhealthy choices like substance use, overeating/not eating, and general self neglect. Staying on top of your stressors and finding ways to defuse your tension can help ease these symptoms. Some ways you can reduce stress are:

  • Ask for help. This can include reaching out to loved ones, but can also include finding a therapist. There are a number of online and in person options depending on your situation. If you are unsure where to start, you can reach out to your primary care provider and they can point you in the right direction.
  • Stay organized – keeping things in order helps reduce feelings of chaos
  • Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night
  • Make time for something you enjoy – have FUN
  • Look into yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, imagery and/or deep-breathing techniques. Here is an option for mediation that is free for essential workers and teachers right now.

 

Other ideas, tips, and resources to keep you and your family healthy, active, and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • This is a gentle reminder that it is time to get up and move :). Take a walk and/or stretch your muscles. You will be more focused afterward!
  • To go along with our foraging blog post from Saturday, we wanted to highlight the importance of staying safe while foraging.
  • While the time change is no longer an issue, our new lifestyles may be impacting our sleep schedule. Here is how to reset.
  • Sometimes you just need something quick to eat for your kids! Try this toaster oven pizza! Better yet, get your kids involved in cooking it!
  • Vermont Fish and Wildlife has some great videos answering questions about wildlife in Vermont! Perfect for all ages!

Does your organization have local virtual events or resources that you want us to share? Feel free to reach out to us via our Facebook page, or contact us via email at risevt@onecarevt.org.