More than ever, it’s important to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, and if you must go out, practice social distancing. While we stay home, don’t let fear and anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic become overwhelming.
Here are a few ways the CDC recommends managing stress during these challenging times:
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories and social media.
- Connect with others. Talk with friends and loved ones over the phone or via video chat about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Take care of yourself. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
Remember: If you need to see your doctor, please call them first. Medicare has expanded their ability to use telehealth services during the COVID-19 emergency for common office visits, mental health counseling, and preventive health screenings.
Provided by Medicare and as a public service by THE DC PATRIOT.