How to Stay Calm During Social Distancing

The term to "Stay Calm" is easy enough for some to say, however for others this term literally sends their emotional system into Red Alert Mode. It is OK to feel this way and there are many ways to decompress your stress level to a calmer and more peaceful you during Social Distancing.
What is Social Distancing?
According to the CDC:

"Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing:

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings"

The CDC also gave some valuable resources to coping with the stress and keeping a better sense of calmness as listed below:

"Outbreaks can be stressful"

"The outbreak of corona virus 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

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Worsening of mental health conditions
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
Remind yourself daily to do these very simple exercises to assist in keeping your calmness:
Hang out on a hammock with a good book.

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     Smell the lovely scent of Lavender (an essential oil known to relieve stress and anxiety, reducing nervous tension, and decreasing pain.) organicfacts.net
     
     
     
     
    Take a walk to clear your mind.

     
     
     

    "Change your focus. According to Healthline.com 

    Breathe. ...
    Admit that you're anxious or angry. ...
    Challenge your thoughts. ...
    Release the anxiety or anger. ...
    Visualize yourself calm. ...
    Think it through. ...
    Listen to music. ..."
    It is vital that we all STAY HEALTHYlisten to what our bodies are telling us and what our families and friends are saying too. It is very important for us to stay together as a community to encourage each other during a time when the world is forced apart. Rally to work together and get through this time of social distancing.
    We will leave you with some great tips that Entrepreneur.com gave in their article:
    • "Slow down. If possible, don't react immediately. ...
    • Stay positive. When stressful situations occur, your mind may go in a thousand directions and some of your thoughts may be negative. ...
    • Never ask “what if?” ...
    • Take care of your body. ...
    • Limit caffeine. ...
    • Call a trusted friend or mentor. ...
    • Disconnect. ...
    • Develop a coping strategy."
    Stay healthy & well from Daisy's Comfort Crew!

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