3 Easy Tips to ease your Depression, Anxiety, and Stress During Stay-In-Place:

(Blog Post 1 – Great North Counseling Services – MASC2690: Public Relations – Nathan Datres)

With the Covid-19 Pandemic sweeping through the nation and the mandatory state-wide Stay-In-Place order keeping us indoors, we are cut off from the things we hold dear in life, loved ones, family, and friends. It also cuts us off from going about our regular routines, like going to the gym, our favorite restaurants, or even to see your therapist. In order for you to try and feel normal again, we have made a list of 3 easy tips for trying to ward of depression, stress, and anxiety while your stuck inside.

  1. Limit your social media use:
  • During these times it is more important than ever to stay in touch with your family and friends, and it’s easy to do so through social media. Especially, if there’s nothing else to do. But, with the amount of polarizing and negative opinions on social media it can be overwhelming and detrimental to your mental health. We recommend limiting your social media usage to an hour or two a day in order to separate yourself from the negativity online.

2. Start a hobby:

  • Are you in need of more things to do while stuck at home? Have you tried starting and learning a new hobby? Hobbies can be as easy as doing puzzles more often, learning to bake or cook better, or even starting a garden or knitting. By starting a hobby, you can keep yourself busy while stuck inside and you come out with something cool to impress your friends with.

3. Do Some Stretches

  • Doing stretches is an easy and sure-fire way to get some exercise in while stuck inside. Stretching can improve your flexibility and posture, as well as helps with stress relief and helps you calm your mind. Why not do some stretches either in the morning or at night before bed?

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