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5 Tips to Reduce Stress Levels during Uncertain Times

The past few years have been quite eventful and uncertain for many of us. You may have encountered worry, fear, stress, and other strong emotions during this time. That’s completely okay to feel. Be kind to yourselves and recognize that this is an uncertain and unchartered time that can trigger a roller coaster of emotions that are all completely normal. You are not alone.

If you’re feeling uncertain or apprehensive, our CEO and Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Gina Di Giulio suggests these five tips to reduce stress and anxiety during uncertain times.

1

Focus on the facts, not fiction

Media coverage can sometimes exacerbate a reader’s or listener’s anxiety. Seek out reliable and accurate sources of information.

2

Stop scrolling

In particular, you may consider reducing your use of social media, which can be full of misinformation and may only fuel your nerves.

3

Seek out calm people

People who are even more worried than you are not going to help you feel better. Anxiety breeds more anxiety. If it’s possible, try to minimize contact with those who may raise your anxiety levels.

4

Business as usual

As much as possible, try to maintain daily routines that connect you with colleagues, friends, and family. This can help make you feel more like yourself.

5

Focus on what you can control

By focusing on the things you can control, especially those activities that also boost your health — such as daily walks or eating healthy —you may reduce your fearfulness and minimize feelings of helplessness.
5 Tips to Reduce Stress Levels during Uncertain Times

Dr. Gina Di Giulio

Ph.D., C. Psych., LL.M., Founder and CEO at PathWell

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