Cat Videos And More To Help Relieve COVID-19 Stress

Like almost every Alabamian, we are finding ourselves stressed over the COVID-19 pandemic.  Life as we have known it has changed.  Honestly, I don’t even know what a “new normal” looks like right now.  I thought I would offer these five ways that have relieved my COVID-10 stress.

Tip 1

I drink green tea!  According to Health Line, green tea, “has less than half the caffeine of coffee and contains healthy antioxidants, as well as theanine, an amino acid that has a calming effect on the nervous system.”

Tip 2

Check out this Georgia Aquarium and its free Ocean Voyager web.  It’s so peaceful and relaxing.  Click here to check it out.

Tip 3

Watch Youtube videos of cats on top of Roombas!  Click here to check them out.

Tip 4

Get plenty of sleep.  Depending on your age is how much sleep you should get.  The Sleep Foundation recommends the following:

  • Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day (previously it was 12-18)
  • Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours (previously it was 14-15)
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours (previously it was 12-14)
  • Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours (previously it was 11-13)
  • School-age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11)
  • Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5)
  • Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category)
  • Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours
  • Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category)

Tip 5

My mother always used to say, “this too shall pass.”  I try to remember that when I am getting stressed about anything that life brings my way.

I sure hope these tips help during our time in dealing with the COVID-19.  @MaryKRadio

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