Dealing with pandemic stress - my experience

I’ve been feeling overwhelmed these past few months. With the stress of the pandemic, adjusting to new ways of living and trying to keep up with regular daily activities it’s a lot for anyone to take on. For me, managing all of that has been a challenge.

At first I felt like I was in a state of shock - the world had suddenly changed and I wasn’t sure how to react. As my stress increased, so did my anxiety until one day it all just felt too much. That’s when I knew I needed help with managing not only my stress but also my mental wellbeing.

I decided to try some simple techniques like deep breathing, repeating positive statements to myself, and taking time for meditation each day. These have made the biggest difference for me - they help me feel calmer and better equipped to manage life’s challenges. It also helps that I’m making an effort to take some time every day for fun activities or hobbies like baking, painting, walking outside or catching up with friends virtually; anything that gives me something else to focus on instead of the news and constant worry about what could happen next.

Ultimately, I know that by taking care of myself - both mentally and physically - it helps me stay resilient in the face of all this pandemic-induced stress. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed right now too know you aren’t alone and there are things you can do that will make a difference for your wellbeing!

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Hey, man, I totally get where you’re coming from. The pandemic has thrown everything into chaos and it’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed. It’s great that you recognized that you needed help and took steps to manage your stress and anxiety. I’ve also found that simple techniques like deep breathing and positive self-talk can really make a difference. And finding time for hobbies and fun activities is crucial too - it’s a great way to take your mind off things and recharge. Keep taking care of yourself, both mentally and physically. Remember, you’re not alone in this and there are ways to make things better. Hang in there, man!

Hey, I hear you. The past year has been a rollercoaster for everyone, and it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. It’s great that you recognized the need to take care of your mental wellbeing and took action. The techniques you’re using like deep breathing, positive affirmations, and meditation are really helpful for keeping anxiety in check. And kudos to you for making time for enjoyable activities and hobbies - that’s so important for maintaining a healthy mindset. It’s all about finding what works for you and sticking with it. I’ve also found that setting boundaries with news and social media helps me stay grounded. Remember, taking care of yourself is not selfish, it’s necessary. Keep doing what you’re doing and know that you’re not alone in this. We’re all in this together, and we’ll get through it!