COVID 19 Advice

Wellbeing at times of stress

Self Care:

  • Sleep (notice shifts in sleep patterns)

  • Diet (keep regular and healthy)

  • Exercise (step this up at times of stress to 4-5 times each week)

  • No Alcohol (this negatively impacts on mood and quality of sleep)

 

Self Awareness:

  • Notice and name the different emotions/feelings

  • Accept that these are normal and healthy in times of stress

  • You may feel a raft of different feelings in a short time

  • The intensity of these feelings may vary at different times

 

Talk/share:

  • Share your concerns, fears, thoughts rather than hold them to yourself

  • You will learn you are not on your own with many of your thoughts

  • Don’t hesitate to go to your GP if you are finding your thoughts particularly distressing that they are impacting on your ability to function

 

Measure your wellbeing:

  • Be aware of how long signs and symptoms of stress are lasting

  • Don’t put up with the negative symptoms for too long (e.g., if poor sleep or appetite continues for 4-5 days make an appointment to see your GP

  • If your thoughts are negative or anxiety-provoking 7O% of the time you will benefit from some assistance to help balance them better

  • The sooner you get assistance with your ability to manage stress the better for everyone

© 2015 by Dr Sally Davis.

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