According to the CDC, the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:
1. Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
2. Changes in sleep or eating patterns
3. Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
4. Worsening of chronic health problems
5. Worsening of mental health conditions
6. Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
Ways to cope with stress
1. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
2. Take care of your body.
3. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate
4. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
5. Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.
6. Avoid alcohol and drugs
Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
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