Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas, AFP via Getty Images
Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas, AFP via Getty Images

Dr. Larry Lauer, a mental skills specialist who works with the U.S. Tennis Association’s development program, says keeping your mind sharp and positively focused is especially important when it’s difficult to get out and do things.

“Certainly a lot of people are feeling the inherent stress of this time,” he says. “It’s easy to think, ‘What’s going to happen in the future with my job or my family?’ or if you’re an athlete, ‘Am I going to lose all the progress I’ve made?’ There are a lot of things that can stress you out right now.”

Though Lauer usually works with athletes, he offers advice for a few steps anyone can take to reduce the stresses and stay mentally healthy.

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