Wildcats Care

COVID-19 and Emotional Well-Being

Practice self-care. Reach out for support.

wildcats care icon unhtogether
  • COVID-19 has become a source of stress for most people and for many reasons. It is common to feel increased fear, worry and anxiety; to experience difficulty concentrating or changes in sleep or eating patterns; or to experience a worsening of physical or mental health symptoms.
  • Your mental and emotional health and your physical health are linked. It is just as important to take care of your emotional well-being as it is your physical well-being.

What You Can Do

  • Focus on the basics:
    • Sleep at least 7 hours per night.
    • Move your body for at least 150 minutes per week.
    • Eat well by emphasizing whole foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc.) and hydrate.
    • Get outside in nature for at least 120 minutes per week.
  • Be kind to yourself. Practice self-compassion. It’s okay (and important!) to take breaks.
  • Practice physical distancing, but stay socially connected. Maintain positive social connections that make you feel good.
  • Seek out information from reliable sources. Take social media breaks.
  • You are not alone. Reach out for support if you are having trouble caring for yourself.

Learn. Teach. Download. Share.