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Reduce stress through mindfulness

According to Jon Kabat Zinn, the leading mindfulness researcher, mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” But, as mindfulness is a personal practice, it will inherently mean different things to different people. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, aid in sleep, increase happiness and resilience, and can be a foundation for personal growth and reflection.

Practice deep breathing regularly throughout the day

  1. Take a deep breath in (count to 4), hold (for 7 secs), breathe out slowly (for 8 seconds)
  2. Say to yourself “I am positive and calm”
  3. Take a deep breath in (count to 4), hold (for 7 secs), breathe out slowly (for 8 seconds)
  4. Think of one thing that relaxes you

Apps we like that help with anxiety and relaxation

  • Relax Melodies
  • PZIZZ
  • Shine

Resources and helplines from Mental Health America

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Free emotional support line

A public Emotional Support Help Line is available to support anyone, regardless of employment or health coverage, who may be experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19. The free service can be reached at (866) 342-6892, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to all.

How to talk to your child about COVID-19

How to talk to your child about COVID-19

These tips from Nationwide Children’s Hospital help parents have meaningful conversations with their kids.

 

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