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Tips to Stay Calm and Feel Good

1. Check the news only once or twice a day if it’s making you feel anxious or stressed. The CDC website is a great, reliable source.

2. It is normal to feel anxious, angry, or stressed while in isolation. Call a friend or family member or your doctor if these feelings become overwhelming.

3. Make sure to have a two-week supply of any medicines that you are currently using. Call your doctor or a family member if you need help getting your medicine.

4. Have a list of phone numbers prepared in case you need to call a taxi, have food delivered, or need immediate medical care.

5. Keep a regular routine as much as you can. Call your friends and family, exercise, clean, do daily chores, sing, or paint.

6. Prepare a safety pack with basic personal information, important phone numbers, medical information, regular medicines for two weeks, clothes, snacks, and water.

7. Stay connected to friends and family. Call, e-mail, text, video-chat, or post on social media like Facebook or Twitter.

8. Pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Do activities that you enjoy and find relaxing. Exercise regularly, try to keep your regular sleep schedule, and eat healthy food.

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_8