Managing Your Stress
Tips for Public Health Professionals:
Managing Your Stress
You can manage and alleviate your stress by taking
time to take care of yourself and seeking out mental
health services.
Know How to Relieve Stress
Keep Yourself Healthy:
Eat healthy foods and drink water.
Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol.
Do not use tobacco or illegal drugs.
Get enough sleep and rest.
Exercise.
Use Practical Ways to Relax:
Relax your body often by doing what works for you — take deep
breaths, stretch, meditate, engage in pleasurable hobbies, or
something as simple as washing your face and hands.
Pace yourself between stressful activities and do something fun after
a hard task.
Use time off to relax — eat a good meal, read, listen to music, take a
bath or talk to family.
Talk about your feelings to loved ones and friends.
Limit exposure to media.
Pay Attention to Your Body, Feelings and Spirit:
Recognize and heed early warning signs of stress.
Recognize how your own past experiences affect your way of
handling an event. Focus on the ways you handled previous
stressful events well.
Connect with your community support.
More Information:
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention
cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
Center for the Study of
Traumatic Stress
Uniformed Services University of
the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799
cstsonline.org
For additional information,
contact your health care
provider or your local health care
authorities.
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