In the Covid era, stress has become somewhat an integral part of our lives. There is so much stress just looking out into the world, the stress of contracting the virus, the stress of having a family or friend contract the virus, the stress of economic slowdown because of the pandemic, the stress of money management as a result of this. There are so many tips out there for managing this stress, such as joining an online class, working on a hobby, couples massages, ayurvedic treatment packages for relaxation, and what not! But none of us truly know how to go about this. There is just too much happening and too fast that all of us are still confused and dazed to whatever happened in 2020? Did we just sit around the whole year waiting for the virus to pass by? Well, the answer is quite disappointingly, yes. All those blogs were asking us to relax and manage this time more efficiently; telling us to take our hobbies seriously and spend more time with family, well they might seem to have a point. In fact, it is a miracle that so many of us survived this pandemic. We definitely owe it to ourselves to take good care of our bodies and of our family and therefore manage the stress and improve our lifestyle. Here are a few tips one can follow to manage the stress and the sudden lifestyle changes that have been forced upon us and utilizing this time more efficiently: Finding your old hobby This might just be your best chance to rendezvous with your old hobby. So many of us felt so passionately about a hobby in our younger age, but somewhere along the lines just lost touch with it. The lockdown has given us all so much time to touch base with our own private selves, and this has revealed so many of our hobbies and passions. Spend more time improving your talents and hobbies and create something extraordinary for yourselves. This is the best cure for all anxiety and depression that stems from the post-Covid situation and the tough economic times. Many psychologists encourage people who fight with anxiety and stress to spend lots of time doing something they love, such as gardening, writing, painting, or cooking. Taking care of your body Taking care of our body not just entails the food we eat and the activities we indulge in. A holistic approach to healing and self-care helps in improving stress and anxiety in individuals. There are many traditional and ayurvedic methods one can adopt to cope with stress. Many places are now offering Ayurvedic treatment packages that help relieve mental and physical stress. Engaging in a good lifestyle is also equally important as it helps in creating a balance between our work and social life and a healthy balance between the mind and the body. If Ayurvedic treatment isn’t for you, consider trying herbal supplements for stress relief. It has been reported that people who have taken mucuna pruriens experience a significant improvement in stress management. Improving your work goals Even if most of us are working from home, we are still striving to regain our productivity and raise our quality of work. Now might be a good time to re-evaluate your work goals and try to work towards it. Most companies have given their employees a good package even if they are working remotely, which means that you are still valued as an employee. With this covid situation at hand, you may try to work to better your position at the firm. Due to the economic slowdown, a good performance at your job is guaranteed to give you good results. Improving family relationships Family and friends are some of the most important sources of encouragement and love for all of us. The lockdown has given all of us a chance to spend so much time with our loved ones and forge the relationships we have with each other. Spending time with family helps build relationships and inculcate family values in young kids and adolescents. This is also a huge stressbuster for those with work-related pressure and those with emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression. Helping others Helping others in need is a huge stressbuster, especially in times of covid. There are so many of us who have lost jobs and businesses due to the sudden lockdown and the financial downfall that came with it. Support your local business and help those who are in need of money and resources. This feeling of helping and supporting the community is very gratifying and helps ascertain self-worth and instill gratefulness in life for all the good things we have today.