Managing Your Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Practical Tips from the Briotix Health Webinar
Briotix Health’s recent webinar provided tips on healthy management of stress that, while especially relevant for the COVID-19 pandemic, are effective for a range of challenging situations. Physical therapist and certified industrial ergonomist Sandra Miller led the webinar, titled “Acknowledging and Managing Your Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
With our focus on ergonomic workspaces and healthy work environments, at BodyBilt we understand the importance of mental well-being. This informative webinar provided many specific, practical strategies to identify and manage stress—and we wanted to highlight two of our favorite tips from the webinar.
Set Realistic Goals
Appropriate goal-setting is essential for managing any endeavor, but is particularly important during extremely stressful events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. With many working from home, children home from school, and drastically changed schedules, productivity can be affected on both a professional and personal level. Realistic goals can help to ease the psychological and physical demands of this unexpected situation.
Among many other practical suggestions, Sandra Miller also discussed regularly evaluating yourself in order to best cope with anxiety during this and other difficult times. She recommends developing a personalized self-care plan to make sure that you are taking care of your health during this pandemic. Regular evaluation of this plan will make it easier to identify and work on areas that have become neglected.
Physical and psychological health is even more challenging—and important—to maintain during times of higher anxiety and stress. Along with taking time for physical activity, participating in support groups, and using mindfulness-focused apps, these tactics can help you better manage your mental well-being. For more information on dealing with anxiety and stress in a healthy way, check out this informative PDF from Briotix Health.