As we combat the second wave of COVID-19, and new evidence and information emerges almost daily, now more than ever, it is important to take time for yourself to decompress and practice self care.
This page was created by NBNU to provide registered nurses and nurse practitioners suggested ways to take a break from the rigors of the job during this time of heightened stress, workload, and anxiety. It has been updated to include pertinent links and valuable information about mental health resources.
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This page was last updated: February 5, 2021
Tips for Dealing with Anxiety
Prioritize your self care routine
Avoid excessive consumption of the media
Focus on things you can control, like handwashing and social distancing
Talk to friends and family on calls and texts
Eat well, stay hydrated and get enough sleep
Distract yourself with games, books and movies
Notice your feelings and write them down
Exercise to get out of your head
Keep busy doing things you enjoy, like music, crafts, or learning
GNB: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
Read Free e-Books
E-book website Scribd is offering 30 days of free access during this period of self-isolation. Their website includes a wide array of books, magazines and audiobooks for all audiences. Visit this website and settle in for a good read.
THE COVID-19 ALERT APP
Along with physical distancing, wearing a mask and other important steps, knowing what to do if you have been exposed to COVID-19 (coronavirus) is another keyway to protect yourself and your community.
But how do you know if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19? And, if you get sick, how can you make sure even strangers you’ve been near take the right steps to protect themselves and others? That’s where COVID Alert comes in.
With the free COVID Alert app, you can:
- get a notification if you may have been exposed to COVID-19
- get advice on what to do next
- tell nearby app users if you test positive for COVID-19, without sharing any personal information
COVID Alert will not:
- collect, store or access any personal data, or health information
- tell you if you’re currently near someone who’s tested positive
- tell you about outbreaks in your city or neighbourhood
COVID Alert is completely voluntary. You choose to download, use or delete it. The more people who use it, the more effective it will be in helping to protect each other and our communities.