10 Ways to Manage Stress in a COVID-19 World

by John Leverington, LMFT, LPC, LCSW

Life has become much more complicated and stressful in the last few months or weeks, depending on what country you are living in, as the Corona Virus spreads around the globe.  It has brought physical, emotional and spiritual challenges as we cope with the changes to daily life, relationships, personal space, church and team meetings. I have felt the effects on my own life, my family our counseling team and our counseling practice.  All of them are changing on a daily basis.  We are all feeling uncertain about what could happen next, as we listen to the news about the spread of this pandemic. Stress can affect the immune system, but short-term stress that is managed well is less likely to have this affect. Taking steps to manage and reduce your stress in a healthy way will make a difference.