For the past months, we have been living a very stressful situation where the demands of a new way of life have been pulling us in all different directions. The amount of energy that this new life situation requires from us has dramatically increase our stress levels. Although some stress is useful to get things done, too much stress could be harmful and could take away from our physical and mental health. Keeping stress levels that are helpful, rather than harmful, is an important step for our wellbeing. One of the strategies we can use for managing stress in a healthy way is to engage in self-care activities.
“When stress is at its worst, hobbies, relationships, and free time are neglected. As a result, stress worsens. This creates a cycle where self-care is neglected, and stress grows.”.
Here are some resources on how self-care tips help us keep stress under control.