How To Relieve Stress: 34 Comments From Therapists, Psychologists & People Who’ve Overcome Stress

I’ve had a lot of stress over the course of my life—though that doesn’t make me unique, most people face significant stressors from time to time. That said, at the beginning of the pandemic my clients (nonprofits needing a grant writer or those in need of compliance consultations) dried up as the sector came to a grinding halt while everyone figured out how to move forward.

My coping mechanisms focus on both the body and the mind. First, exercise: starting to bike ten miles a day really helped my mental health. Additionally, finding creative outlets has been phenomenal. Using my iPad Pro, an Apple Pencil, and the ProCreate app to create digital drawings has been great—so has dipping back into creative writing.

Those combined to allow me the energy and clarity to build an already thriving nonprofit working to end homelessness. A lofty goal to be sure, but an attainable one—especially as more and more people are empathetic to housing insecurity due to COVID-19 related economic complications.

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