Relieve Your Stress in Stressful Times

 

 

Sending lots of love and strength to those who are or have been suffering.
My heart goes out to those who are or have been in pain.
Though it seems like there isn’t much you can do by living thousands of miles away, here are some tools and tips for you to take care of yourself…
By taking care of yourself 1st, you have the resources to help many others.

Did you know that by watching media coverage-you can traumatize yourself, even if you were not physically involved in the event.

“Natural disasters and other catastrophic events, such as motor vehicle accidents, plane crashes, nuclear meltdowns, and terrorist attacks, are extraordinarily stressful—both to survivors and observers. Such disasters shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless and vulnerable in a dangerous world. Whether or not you were directly impacted by the traumatic event, it’s normal to feel anxious, scared, and uncertain about what the future may bring.

Usually, these unsettling thoughts and feelings fade as life starts to return to normal.”

Here are a few things you can do to take care of yourself during these events:
Discovery Tip 1: Seek comfort and support
Discovery Tip 2: Minimize Media coverage
Discovery Tip 3: Acknowledge and Accept Your Feelings
Discovery Tip 4: Make Stress Reduction a Priority

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/disaster_recovery_trauma_stress_coping.htm

Take care of yourself during these times.

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