The unpredictable nature of COVID-19 has left many of us scrambling to adapt to a new way of life feeling anxious, isolated, and disconnected. Stress and anxiety are at all-time high in our communities, across the country, and globally. If there has ever been a time to better understand how stress and anxiety affect our well-being so we can acquire the skills we need to combat them, it is now.
Earlier this year, approximately 46,000 Canadians participated in a crowdsourcing survey by Statistics Canada examining the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians. Just over half (52%) of participants indicated that their mental health was either "somewhat worse" or "much worse” since the onset of physical distancing. The large majority (88%) of participants reported experiencing at least one symptom of anxiety in the two weeks prior to completing the survey. "Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge" was the most commonly reported symptom (71%).
That’s a lot of stress talk, we know. Now close your eyes and take a deep breath…we’ll wait.
We know this is a stressful time, but we’ve got you covered. At Optimal Living Summit, our mission has always been to provide knowledge and education through the optimal living brand. Throughout the month of November, we’ll be exploring the ways in which stress and anxiety can impact our health and well-being. We’ll examine the impacts of stress on our physical, mental, and spiritual health, and learn about how to better protect ourselves from the negative effects. Follow along with us this month as we provide education, tips and tools on how to combat stress and anxiety during the winter months in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join us for two exciting LIVE workshops this month:
Thursday, November 12th at 7:00 pm (Eastern)/4: 00 pm (Pacific)
Thursday, November 26th at 7:00pm (Eastern)/4:00pm (Pacific)
We hope you’ll join us and continue to follow along this month as we focus on stress and anxiety in relation to our overall health and well-being, and how to live your optimal lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We hope you’ll join us and continue to follow along this month as we focus