How to Manage COVID Stress During Lockdown

Stress caused by the current pandemic can take its emotional toll on our mental health. You’re not alone if COVID is causing you to stress more than usual. The situation is ever-changing and has been unpredictable at times.

If you’re experiencing increased stress levels as a result of the current situation, be that because of the virus itself, lockdown, or any of the other changes that have been imposed as a result of COVID, here at Essence of the Soul, we have put together a few methods of helping to manage your stress.

To speak to our naturopath about anything mentioned in this blog post, or if you need any advice about managing your stress, please feel free to get in touch today.


Reach Out to People

Be sure to keep your nearest and dearest informed of how you’re feeling. Struggling with stress and anxiety can feel like a lonely place, but one comfort of the pandemic is knowing that we’re all in the same boat.

Chances are, your friends and family might be feeling exactly the same, so taking time out of your days to check in with each other is a great way to talk about your feelings, reduce your loneliness and relieve stress.


Use Supplements

There are many benefits of taking herbal supplements, including links to help improve your levels of stress.

Herbal tinctures in tea are an easy way to introduce these supplements into your diet. Popular stress relieving herbal remedies include:

  • Chamomile
  • Valerian root
  • Lavender
  • Passionflower

Speak to our naturopath today about the types of herbal remedies that can help relieve stress.


Embrace Nature

One of the easiest ways to help relieve stress is taking time out of your day to spend outside. Whatever your current situation, whether you are working from home, have been furloughed, or you’re working as normal, it is important to take regular breaks, stepping outside when you can.

If you have a local forest nearby, or green space to take walks, spending a good amount of time out and in amongst nature is a great way to detach yourself from your stresses, switch off, and spend some time recharging your positive energy.


Find Out More

To find out more about how to manage your COVID stress levels, you can check out our full video feature here:

Our naturopath is on hand to answer any questions about herbal remedies or any of the other stress coping mechanisms discussed. Please get in touch today by calling 07717186647, sending an email to, or leave a message using the online contact form.