For health's sake · Stress relief tips for COVID-19

Essential advice for positive mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wherever you go, whatever you do, it’s impossible not to be confronted with major life shifts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, that means we’re also confronted with stress we can’t seem to avoid.

Stress is a normal and natural reaction to the unknown. But when stress lingers (like it does for many these days), our brains can get stuck in negative patterns. So how do we get out of the COVID-19 stress rut to keep our thoughts optimistic, productive and healthy?

Heather Erickson, Director of Behavioral Health at Amery Hospital & Clinic, recently shared her expert tips for coping with COVID-19-related stress. She covered:

  • How to recognize stress – including ways that may not be obvious
  • What you can do to manage COVID-19 stress the right way
  • How to create routines that promote positivity for yourself and others

To say that COVID-19 has upended practically everything might be the understatement of the century. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for constantly feeling anxious or down. Listen in to this episode of For Health’s Sake to get Heather’s professional advice on fighting stress and staying engaged during this pandemic.