Public Advisory

There is an MOH Class Order in place, effective July 17th, for Grey and Bruce County that orders all Commercial Establishments to take actions related to the use of face coverings, ensure effective measures to maintain physical distancing and to ensure the availability of hand sanitizer. For full details, visit the MOH Class Orders page. Also view, FAQ for Masks and Face Coverings.

Coping With Stress

 

The following tips will help you or your teen to cope more effectively with stress.  Are these a part of your everyday lifestyles now? If not, try to make time for them every day.

  • EXERCISE REGULARLY. Do some vigorous activity (i.e. swimming, bicycling, walking) for 20-40 minutes 3 to 5 times per week.
  • GET THE SLEEP YOU NEED. A warm bath, a cup of warm milk, quiet music or reading may help you get to sleep.
  • TALK OVER YOUR CONCERNS with a family member or a friend you trust.
  • LIMIT SMOKING AND CAFFEINE. Caffeine stimulates a stress-like response. Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, cola and chocolate. If you smoke, seriously consider stopping.
  • EAT REGULAR MEALS with a variety of NUTRITIOUS FOODS from all four food groups to give you energy and vitality.
  • EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST to improve concentration, memory and energy.
  • TAKE A BREAK. Go for a walk, do a few stretching exercises, or listen to relaxing music for a few moments and then return more refreshed to what you are doing.
  • DETERMINE YOUR PRIORITIES. If the problem is important, confront it directly – you’ll feel better if you do something.
  • PRACTISE POSITIVE SELF TALK. If your messages to yourself are negative…"I can’t…," turn them into positive and powerful statements to yourself…"I can do it," "I am confident," etc.
  • MASTER ONE OR TWO RELAXATION TECHNIQUES and practice these regularly. Choose from slow deep breathing, progressive muscular relaxation, autogenics, visualization, stretching, etc.

 

 

 

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