Stress and the pandemic - what we now know and what we didn't know

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Recent studies have confirmed that levels of anxiety and stress have increased significantly during the pandemic. The most affected group are young people under 24 and women. Even between the four walls, it is important to be able to deal with stress. The next stop is depression or burnout.

Anti-stress procedures that work, even if you are alone.

Be honest with yourself

Don't pretend you're at peace when you're not. Faking is energy intensive. This applies at work among colleagues, at school and at home. Suppressed feelings return and attack with greater force. An authentic view of yourself is the beginning of a change for the better.

Boredom means stress

Throw yourself headlong into your interest. Have you always wanted to run a dog shelter, work as a fashion designer, learn the secrets of reiki or play the guitar? Go for it! Take it easy. Passion and enthusiasm is an anti-stress impulse. Follow the path of least resistance. You don't have to immediately rent a two-family house and place twenty abandoned border collies on each floor... To begin with, sign up as a dog walking volunteer.

Move around

Movement effectively ventilates stress. But it doesn't have to be just about sports. When you can't go to a party, dance at home. Dancing releases endorphins , which can induce a good mood, reduce pain and improve sleep. And they can also lower cortisol levels . Good music belongs to the dance, which will multiply this effect even more. Just watch out for your neighbors, so you don't raise their cortisol levels with your home production for a change...

Think positive

Realize the positives of your situation. Maybe you have more time, maybe you can clarify what you really want, go in a new direction... You learn to appreciate the things you took for granted. People often resist changes . Circumstances sometimes help us see things differently and make the right decision. Get one of the motivational quote publications and find the ones that will keep you going.

Don't be all alone

Long-term loneliness destroys the brain. Don't give up on all social interactions. No one can live only between four walls, this is dangerous for mental health . Friends, family, relatives and community all have a calming and stabilizing function in life. And don't keep quiet about your problems, family and friends are there for you too.

Work on yourself

A pandemic is the perfect time to practice interpersonal skills. Try to be a better person. Tolerance and acceptance of others will affect your hormonal and stress responses. When you feel good around others and don't perceive them as enemies, the activity of stress hormones also decreases.

Don't be afraid of anti-stress products

Natural sources such as herbs or amino acids are a storehouse of active substances. Today we can extract them into strong concentrates and we also know how to apply them correctly and how to achieve the best result by combining them. We used the knowledge from a number of studies to prepare the effective natural product Stress Free . And don't worry, it will calm you down, but not put you to sleep.

It needs order

The brain needs structure and a degree of predictability. Otherwise, mechanisms are triggered that culminate in anxiety and stress. A well-planned day can also deal with your tendency to procrastinate.

Live in the present

Right now is the time to try Eckhart Tolle's proven art of living in the present moment . Here and now" is liberating, energizing and opens up the scope for your own creativity. When the future is wild or uncertain, thoughts of it weigh on the brain. When you wake up in the morning, focus on what you will do that particular day. Enjoy every activity. Get inspired by techniques that develop this skill, such as mindfulness .

And what should be avoided?

Don't use junk food and alcohol as a defense against stress. The fluctuations in blood sugar you cause will make you feel much worse after the good feeling wears off.