How are you feeling right now? Many are experiencing increased stress during this period of time. They worry about their parents, about their health, about their family and many other things. Some doctors have reported a large increase in prescriptions of anti-anxiety medication. Stress is a natural reaction to a situation such as the one we’re in right now, but too much stress can have serious side-effects and they can cause you to make rash decisions. So what can you do to lower your stress level despite the current COVID-19 crisis? One thing that is important is to not overindulge in the news. While it is important to keep up-to-date on the developments, too much time spent watching the news can actually increase your stress level. Instead, try to find some positive news to get your mind off of things. It is good to remember that while the current situation looks very bleak, there is evidence that the measures that are currently in place are having a positive effect. The current trend shows a decrease in the number of new cases and deaths from the coronavirus. While there’s still a long way to go, things are looking positive.

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