Stress levels are at an all-time high all around us. With the abundance of negative news about the ongoing pandemic, it has lead to an increase in people going to their doctor and getting anti-anxiety medications. There are some things that you can do yourself to lower your stress level even without medication. Lowering your stress will be beneficial both for your health and your peace of mind.

The first is to have a balanced view of the news. Pay attention to positive news stories, not only on the negative ones that can increase your stress. Also, try to limit how much time you spend following the news since it can increase your stress level.

Finding a hobby that you like can also help turn your mind off of the current pandemic. Immersing yourself in learning something new or creating something can be very beneficial for your state of mind.