Prioritize self-care. Make time to take care of yourself. It is an uncertain time for everyone, including you. Remember to take it day by day and do the best you can to help yourself and others. Try some of the ideas below:
Maintain a regular sleep schedule
Keep a regular schedule, including meals, classes, study time, etc
Spend time outside, in nature
Practice deep breathing, relaxation, yoga, etc.
Maintain good nutrition and regular meals
Try to arrange ways to work from home and set up boundaries so you can maintain your personal time and space
Take a long bath or shower
Spend time with your pet
Find ways to laugh
Get creative with art projects and crafts
Find a hobby
Try out the Covid Anxiety Workbook
Learn more at CDC: Coping with Stress
Connect with others. Connection with others is important to our well-being, particularly as this a time you and others may feel lonely or distressed. Find ways to connect while keeping yourself and others safe.
Call family and friends, including those you have not talked to in a while to reconnect.
Stay connected to campus through email, social media, and online classroom activities.
Spend time with significant others.
Virtually connect with friends (watch a TV show together, have a book club, play video games together).
Be mindful of Covid-19 overload and misinformation. While it may be helpful to stay in the know, limit the time you spend taking in Covid-19 news. Also, be mindful to check-out rumors for yourself by going to reputable sources.