During this challenging and uncertain time, it’s normal to feel stressed, overwhelmed, or worried about your own health, as well as that of your family and friends.
Here are some ways you can take care of yourself:
|How Can You Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19|
What you need to doCOVID-19 is spread mainly from person to person through close physical contact.Close physical contact means:
Everyday actionsTake these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:
|Self Isolating Resources|
Connecting with other people is considered a fundamental human need that is essential for overall wellbeing. So, what do we do in a time like this where we are being forced to self-isolate?
Use Technology in Unique Ways
|Dealing with Stress|
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Taking steps to reduce your stress in a healthy way is important.
Coping with stress
If you find that your stress, worry, or other emotions are starting to affect your ability to study, sleep, or interact with others, reaching out for professional support can help.
|Working Out at Home|
Benefits of moving more:
If you don't have access to a fitness facility- there are a lot of ways to get moving in your own home!
NIRSA On-Demand Library
|The stress response is your body’s signal to adapt to changes in the environment. Everyone reacts differently to stress, but many people find comfort in food, which may lead to overeating or choosing less nutritious foods. What you eat can affect your mood and how you perform academically and nutrition can play a powerful role in your physical and mental health.|
Get some healthy recipe inspiration:
Take Out and Meal Delivery
Food Banks/Soup Kitchens
Takeout and Meal Delivery
|Get Some Rest|
|A lack of structure can wreak havoc on our sleep schedule. It is important to try to keep consistent sleep and wake times. A good night’s sleep has many benefits to your mental, physical, and emotional health, such as:|
Physical distancing is about avoiding close contact with other people, not about staying indoors. It's okay to go outdoors for fresh air and exercise — to walk your dog, go for a hike or a run, for example. The point is not to remain indoors but to maintain physical distance between you and other people. Being outside can reduce stress and anxiety, help reduce mental fatigue, improve focus, and can boost your mood. Once returning home- wash your hands and wipe down hard surfaces (how to clean your phone).
|Studying from Home|
Shifting from on-campus to online comes isn't as easy as it seems- it can be easy to get distracted or overwhelmed. Here's some guidance:
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Staying positive can feel difficult during this time, but remember that we’re all in this together.