For many caregivers, dealing with stress and anxiety is a daily battle. The current situation we face can be challenging and has the potential for many to alienate their own mental and emotional well being.

Despite the challenges, there are multiple tools and ways that make it easier to manage stress and to take care of your own mental and emotional health. Here are a few things you can use.

Wellness Apps

There’s an app for just about everything—including your wellness. Check out this app library to find a collection of digital tools you can use to meditate, try exercises focused on decreasing negative feelings, and manage your mental and emotional well-being. 

Stress Reduction and Relaxation Exercises

Another great way to help cope with stress is by practicing exercises aimed at reducing it. 

Watch this series of videos produced by John Hopkins to see some effective techniques you can use. 

Deep Breathing

 

Guided Imagery

 

Progressive Muscle Relaxation


Click
here for more videos that guide you through multiple relaxation exercises you can do at home.

Video Source: John Hopkins

 

 

Watch this brief video to see practical steps you can follow to deal with how you might be feeling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Mindfulness Infographic

Need a visual reminder of helpful tips you can follow to stay mindful throughout the day? View and download this infographic with 5 tips to help achieve daily mindfulness. Place it on your fridge, your desk, or anywhere else where it’s easy to see.


Caregiver Topic Sheet

For ideas on how you can fulfill your need to take care of yourself, check out our Caring for Yourself caregiver topic sheet.  


Staying Physically Active

A great way to help relieve stress that benefits your physical and mental health is exercise. Check out these easy-to-do exercises you can try out at home. 


Helpline

If you need additional support or just need someone to talk to, our helpline has caring and trained professionals ready to help. Just call 844-373-4400.