10 Tips for Coping With Stress


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10 Tips for Coping With Stress

Are you struggling with the impact of all the uncertainties, changes and restrictions that come with the Covid-19 pandemic?

Don’t worry, you are not alone. Here is Part 1 of our series of daily health and wellness tips – make sure to LIKE and SHARE our Facebook page so you don’t miss out on the next one!

These quick stress relief tips can be done anywhere.

Chronic and prolonged stress can lead to a variety of health issues – so let’s be proactive and stay healthy so we can support our families, loved ones and be strong for our communities!

1. Breathe from your belly

Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths by expanding your belly rather than lifting your shoulders. This helps to release some physical tension and increases oxygen intake.

2. Take a short walk

Change your scenery, even if it means just leaving the room you are in, and change your perspective. Walking gets your blood circulating, and it may help to distract you from your stressors so you can return to a new frame of mind.

3. Spring into action

Even a short burst of exercise (like running up and down a flight of stairs, doing jumping jacks, or several sets of push-ups) can reduce stress. Exercise will deliver more oxygen to your brain and it will help you “blow off steam” in a healthy manner.

4. Listen to music

Softer music can help relax tense muscles or get you “in the zone” when practicing other stress reduction activities such as yoga, or soaking in the tub.
Upbeat music can help lift your mood or help you regain some energy

5. Dance or sing

Start moving to your favourite tunes or just sing along, this will help create a more positive mind set and releases tension.

6. Take a mental break

Steal a few minutes of peace to gaze out your window, relax your body and allow yourself to do NOTHING.

7. Laugh

Maintaining a sense of humor reminds us that our stressors may not be as menacing as they seem. Watch your favourite comedy show, cartoons or movies to regain perspective.

8. Write in your journal

If you like to write, journaling clarifies your thoughts and feelings for increased self-knowledge. Putting the experience on paper gets your worries off your mind and helps you refocus.

9. Take a power nap

This gives you more patience, better reaction time, increased learning, more efficiency and better health. Even if you only have 5 minutes to spare, just close your eyes and allow yourself a break.

10. Don’t change your life—Change your response

Sometimes we do not have the power to change our circumstances, but we can change how we respond to them. By lessening the impact we learn to cope better, and are able to function in times of challenge without sacrificing our health and well being or affecting those around us.

PLEASE – If you are having difficulties managing the current situation and you or a loved one needs help from a health care professional – GIVE US A CALL!!

Your mental and physical health and well being matters – especially during times of challenge and uncertainty, and when your regular exercise and health care routine may be disrupted.


Our Naturopathic Doctors are able to connect with you via video conference, and develop a health and wellness plan for you, so you do not have to leave the comfort and safety of your home.


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