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Care for Yourself

Submitted by CCPH on January 29, 2021 at 2:12pm.
Get Healthy Heights Columbia Community Partnership for Health

You may experience increased stress during this pandemic. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. It’s important to take care of your family and friends, but it should be balanced with care for yourself.

Tips to care for yourself one small way each day

 
woman practicing yoga

Take breaks to unwind through yoga, music, gardening, or new hobbies

Find new ways to safely connect with family and friends, get support, and share feelings

Find new ways to safely connect with family and friends, get support, and share feelings

 
One person bicycling, one jogging. Both wearing masks.

Take care of your body and get moving to lessen fatigue, anxiety, or sadness

Two people preparing a salad

Treat yourself to healthy foods and get enough sleep

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. The changes that can happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways we try to contain the spread of the virus can affect anyone. During times of increased social distancing, people can still maintain social connections and care for their mental health.

Coping with stress during a COVID-19 outbreak will make you, your loved ones, and your community stronger.

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