What you’re feeling is very normal. We’re living through unusual, uncertain times. There are steps you can take to manage stress when you can’t control what’s going on in the world.
Think about how you can get some perspective in this crisis. For starters, remember the big picture. If you’re stuck home, you’re helping to keep yourself and your community safe. There is power in that knowledge.
When an anxious moment hits, try to breathe through it. Here’s a helpful breathing method you can try.
Moving your body and connecting with people who care are other ways to turn down your body’s stress response. Your Livongo coach is always there to help you think of ways to manage the specific stressors in your life.
Michelle completed her undergraduate work at Michigan State University and lived abroad during her studies near Melbourne, Australia. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist,Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) and Chronic Care Professional (CCP). She is a firm believer that sustainable health is part of a well-balanced lifestyle. One of her favorite quotes is “life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.” Some of her favorite hobbies are fishing, traveling, camping, and her cats.