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Life is more than just rowing, erging, and thinking about being on the water... enjoy these resources for fun exploration opportunities for the whole family! A combination of online activities and ways to get out of the house while maintaining social distancing best practices:

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Self-Care/Coping with the Stress Caused by a Health Crisis

  • What to watch for:Common Reactions
  • Fear and anxiety – about you or someone you know contracting the virus; thinking over and over about the virus spreading
  • Irritability – becoming easily angry or annoyed, or feeling “on edge”
  • Physical reactions – headaches, upset stomach, or muscle tension
  • Difficulty concentrating – being preoccupied with thoughts related to the virus
  • Insomnia – difficulty sleeping due to anxiety and worrying
  • Information overload – repeatedly monitoring media and websites for the latest news on the virus

What to do

  • Maintain perspective and remind yourself of the facts – how real is this threat to me right now?
  • Try to follow as many routine activities as possible, as this enhances comfort and predictability.
  • Talk with friends, family, coworkers or a counselor about your feelings and concerns.
  • Engage in some form of exercise daily; this is very effective in reducing stress.
  • Limit your intake of news related to the virus.
  • Do things you enjoy. Part of taking care of yourself is making time to let go and engage in positive activities; this helps give your mind a break from worry and helps to maintain balance.
  • Relax; use deep breathing, meditation, prayer or other relaxation techniques that work for you.
  • Focus on things you have control over by creating an emergency plan, so you and your family will know what to do in a crisis; American Red Cross - how to make an emergency plan, has simple steps you can take to create a plan or check out Creating an Emergency Plan for Coronavirus.

Resources for Veterans


Stay at home excercise challenges

Ways to get outside:

Streaming Services that are offering limited time free streams:

 If you want to share links to activities that could be of help to our community, please send us the link using the Let's Connect page here on CRI Upstream.