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Your guide to stress relief

Feeling stressed or anxious? COVID-19 has many of us on edge these days, but you can take steps to manage your emotions and improve your mood -- even in the age of social distancing.

"If we focus on what we can control and do things that are good for our health and the health of those around us, we have an opportunity to grow and even thrive during these unique times," says Mark Flanagan, LMSW, MPH, MA, a Piedmont outpatient oncology social worker. 

Here are some tips from our archives on how to reduce stress and anxiety at home. 

Get moving

Stay mindful and in the moment

Eat well

Keep in touch with loved ones

Rest when you need it 

  1. Check out our tips for getting a better night's sleep
  2. Use meditation as a tool for falling asleep. 

Practice self-care

If you've been experiencing prolonged depression, suicidal ideation, or symptoms like loss of appetite and lack of interest in loved ones, you should seek medical attention. 

If you are thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).

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