The start of the school year is a stressful time under normal circumstances, but this year with the pandemic and a virtual start to classes for most children, parents are facing new obstacles to keep their kids healthy and safe. We all need to take some extra precautions for our mental and physical health this school year in order to stay on track. Not to mention cold and flu season is around the corner, which may bring even more uncertainty and stress into many lives. Getting ahead of any mental and physical health issues is especially critical with children, and luckily the strategies that help avert stress and anxiety are known to have added immune system benefits. It’s a win-win situation.
Here are my 4 must-know tips for managing stress for all ages:
Whether your stress comes from school, work, or other sources, it is important to manage at all ages. Finding the right routine that works for you is critical in maintaining your mental health during the pandemic. Start encouraging this behavior in your children, and set the example for them by taking time to take care of yourself. Taking a family walk after work, eating a well-balanced meal together, or taking time to meditate together can greatly improve your family’s overall wellbeing. If your stress becomes unmanageable or leads to physical health issues, seek treatment.
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