Creative Ways to Handle Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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We have entered a critical period in Los Angeles as we work together to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and to slow the rate of exposure in our families, communities and across our city. 

 

While we take extra precautions in the days ahead to physically distance, wear a mask (cloth or non-surgical) and stay at home as much as possible, this is a great time to find new ways to take care of our emotional well-being.

Every day more and more free resources are coming online. Books, movies, exercise videos, and much more. Here are just a few to check out:

  • Although Los Angeles Public Libraries are closed, you can access a ton of online content and even get a library card online if you don’t have one. There are books, movies, magazines, movies and so much more. You can even ask a Librarian a question:  https://www.lapl.org/

  • The City of Los Angeles’s Department of Cultural Affairs has come out with a huge list of free resources for kids and adults, including ways to learn a new language, create art with your family and much more: 

https://culturela.org/programs-and-initiatives/arts-resources-during-covid-19/

  • And if live performances are your thing, LA Theater Works is now providing live streaming of shows: https://latw.org/

  • And much, much more!

 

And if you need more information on managing stress, please check out this link for additional information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Remember, we are in this together and we will get through this together too.