Ten Ways to Reduce Stress Today Ten Ways to Reduce Stress Today

Ten Ways to Reduce Stress Today

We’re always told to reduce stress in our lives. Stress raises our risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, digestive disease, sleep problems and a host of other health conditions. But can you recall a more stressful time than we’ve been experiencing as we weather the COVID-19 crisis? For many, it’s more challenging than ever to manage tension. Here are some things we can do—and not do—to lower our stress at this time.

10 Ways to Reduce Stress

Family caregivers face an extra level of stress these days. Many are working at their own jobs from home. They’re helping their children with remote schooling. They’re scrambling to keep their families healthy. We are so proud that Right at Home caregivers are providing much-needed peace of mind for many of these families.


Ten Ways to Reduce Stress Today

We're living in stressful times, and some of the usual ways we de-stress are off-limits. But there's plenty we can do!

Exercise. If you can't go to the gym or your exercise class, work out at home go for a walk in your neighborhood, or have a virtual workout.

Get into the great outdoors. The greenery natural settings, sounds and sunlight soothe and relax us. While maintaining the recommended distance, do to the park or take a hike.

Meditate. Practice slow, steady breathing and muscle relaxation. Clear your mind and focus on the moment. Try a yoga or meditation video.

Talk to others ... at a distance. Seek support from familv. friends and others. Pick up the phone, go online, or learn the basics of video chatting.

Avoid "fret tests." Experts sav interactions with people who tend to be negative can be stressful. Negativity on social media can be contagious, too.

Take practical steps. If we're stressing about something, doing something about it however small. can make us feel more in control

NEWS cut down on news consumption.

A constant diet of coverage can fray our nerves. Watch a movie or entertaining TV show, or listen to music

Access your sense of humor. Despite all, people today are looking tor the runny side of lite. Laughter is a great stress buster!

Limit alcohol. Drinking temporarily relaxes us, but when it wears off, we might feel worse. And alcohol disturbs our sleep, which stresses us all the more.

Contact your healthcare team. If excessive Interfering with your lite, check in with your doctor. A counselor can help you practice coping techniques.

Right at Home house logo
Right at Home offers in-home care to seniors and adults with disabilities who want to live independently. Most Right at Home offices are independently owned and operated, and directly employ and supervise all caregiving staff.
Share this resource

Recent Infographics

6-questions-to-ask-when-downsizing-infographic
6-questions-to-ask-when-downsizing-infographic

Infographic: 6 Questions to Ask When Downsizing

Learn more
Have fun in the sun but don't forget the sunscreen
Have fun in the sun but don't forget the sunscreen

Infographic: Have Fun in the Sun…but Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

Learn more
What You Should Know About Blood Pressure
What You Should Know About Blood Pressure

Infographic: What You Should Know About Blood Pressure

Learn more

Need help right now? Call us any time at

(877) 697-7537