When our daily routines are often upset, it is normal to feel some stress about the uncertainty of the situation. Nevertheless, it is important to know how to manage your stress so as not to let anxiety overly affect you. With this in mind, we thought we’d give you 5 tips that will help you manage your stress.

1. Limit the amount of information consumed daily

It is important to limit the amount of news or information that upsets us and that we read or watch in newspapers, on the web and on television. Indeed, as information comes from everywhere, it is easy to become overexposed to it. However, overexposure can contribute to increased the level of stress or anxiety.

Also about the news, it is equally important to consume it intelligently. It is indeed essential to rely only on the information conveyed by the recognized media. There is no point in consulting obscure sites or discussion groups in which ordinary people oshare pinions and facts that are often far from being fact-checked…

2. Find ways to keep busy

If we spend a lot of time at home, let’s see this as the perfect opportunity to cultivate new (or old) passions, to try a new way of moving with the family, to test a more complicated recipe or to take up a project in the house that had fallen into oblivion! Not only does it occupy our minds, but it also gives us the impression that we are using this time wisely, instead of considering it as wasted!

3. Have a realistic outlook on the situation and our control over it

In the face of uncertainty and upheaval, it is easy to imagine a multitude of scenarios in the face of the evolution of our situation. It can be tempting to imagine the worst, but you have to stay the course and stay positive.

Also, we shouldn’t let factors that are beyond our control take up too much of our thoughts. We cannot control the future or the actions of others in the situation, but we can control the precautions we take to maintain good lifestyle habits and to control negative thoughts!

4. Keep in touch with loved ones

The isolation that uncertainty or upheaval can push us into can be difficult to manage, especially for people who live alone. Fortunately, with the technology we have access to these days, there are many ways to keep in touch with our family, friends and loved ones. Video calling services allow us to spend beautiful moments together, even virtually. Take this opportunity to organize a virtual happy hour with friends, or a dinner with your parents… Be creative!

5. Be physically active

It is well known that being physically active is good for both your physical and mental health. In fact, sport activates the production of endorphins, hormones produced by the brain and nervous system that contribute to a general feeling of well-being, in addition to having a direct impact on stress reduction and sleep quality. Even in lockdown, there are many ways to stay active, especially since many gyms and sports studios offer virtual classes. A simple walk outside or a little jogging will help clear your mind and avoid inactivity! Sport is also important to maintain good joint health, so make sure you keep up an adequate level of physical activity. And if your joints prevent you from staying active, choose Genacol!

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