They say we’re all in this together—but if current social restrictions, financial concerns, and isolation have left you feeling stressed and depressed, it sure can feel like you’re all alone.
And it’s not all in your head. Studies show that social isolation and uncertainty about the future breed anxiety and depression, and financial fears are linked with higher levels of anxiety and poor mental health. And to make matters worse, chronic stress significantly impacts immune health, inflammation, and susceptibility to infectious disease.
There’s not much you can do about the state of the world, but you can take steps to protect your mood. Here are some of the best ways to feel better, right now.