I also knew that the low-level but constant stress was terrible for my long-term health.
I thought about meditation, but I didn't want to commit to something I've had trouble committing to in the past. I've been praying, but it hasn't been helping me fall asleep.
And then it hit me: I needed a mantra.
Everything will be okay. Life is still good.
It's what I need to remind myself of right now. This situation, as dire as it is, is temporary. It will eventually pass. And life is still good - I've got my family under my roof, and technology means I can stay in touch with loved ones who aren't in my house and know that they're still healthy and safe.
It hasn't been a magic elixir. But I've felt a palpable easing deep inside me since coming up with this mantra.
If you're feeling the same stress, hopefully this mantra idea will help you too. Feel free to adopt mine!