If someone had told me last year at this time that our country, along with the rest of the world, would soon be facing a significant health challenge like the COVID-19 disease pandemic, I would have found it almost unimaginable. And yet here we are.
The threats to our health and economy caused by COVID-19 are unprecedented. I think I can safely say that most of us have experienced not only extreme anxiety, but feelings of anger, sadness, fear, and confusion over the past few weeks. I know that my emotions have been all over the place.
As I struggle to know what to do to continue to keep my family and me safe with Covid-19 still wreaking havoc.......I know that I have to take out some time to try to de-stress.
So, today I went for a run. The first one in quite a while. It was not a long run, and it was definitely not a fast run. But it made me feel a little less stressed. It cleared my head a bit and made me smile! And during this time when I often feel like I am somehow stuck smack-dab in the middle of a Twilight Zone Marathon .....that's HUGE!
DE-STRESSING TO REDUCE ANXIETY
While running is great, I thought I would share some other helpful stress-reducing techniques that I am trying to apply to my daily life.