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Mentally Conquer Social Distancing!

This  article has been adapted from SAMSHA’s Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During An Infectious Outbreak

These are unprecedented times for everyone, so it’s understandable to be struggling with some stressful feelings. You might have anxiety, worry or fear related to many things, including your own health and that of your loved ones, being isolated for long periods of time, maintaining financial stability, securing groceries and other necessities, and the uncertainty of how long this is going to last before life can return to normal.

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Resist Xenophobia: Fight the Impact of COVID-19 with Empathy and Compassion

“Fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma which may arise when people associate a specific illness with a population or nationality, despite the fact that not everyone in that population is at increased risk of having the illness. This virus knows no geopolitical boundaries.” – American College Health Association, 2020

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#BeWellUGA and Learn About…Managing Stress: Spirituality

Spirituality means knowing one’s self, having a sense of purpose in life, feeling connected to others, and achieving one’s full potential.

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#BeWellUGA and Learn About…Managing Stress: Money

Budget. Not the most exciting word, but it is key to reducing financial stress.

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#BeWellUGA and Learn About…Managing Stress: Tobacco

Another reason to quit: smoking and tobacco use can cause stress. Some tobacco users believe that smoking is a stress reducer, but the opposite can be true — it can impact your sleep, your body’s ability to fight infection, and your overall health.

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#BeWellUGA and Learn About…Managing Stress: Alcohol & Other Drugs

Have you ever heard that alcohol and other drugs reduce stress, are “an outlet” or “an escape from reality?” The reality is that alcohol and other drugs can create more stress. How? By potentially causing health, impairment, and legal problems.

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#BeWellUGA and Learn About…Managing Stress: Time Management

Ever feel overwhelmed with approaching deadlines or anxious about having many things to do and not enough time to do them? While it’s natural to feel that way at times, learning to manage your time and having a plan to help you get organized and set priorities will help ease the stress.

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#BeWellUGA and Learn About…Managing Stress: Relationships

Starting, maintaining, and ending relationships can all be stressful. Is your relationship stressing you out?

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#BeWellUGA and Learn About…Managing Stress: Sleep

Stress and sleep problems often go hand-in-hand. It can be hard to know how to improve your sleep when you’re stressed and how to reduce stress when you’re having trouble sleeping.

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