This whole quarantine thing is challenging. It just feels crazy-hard! Some days I’m not even sure that it’s real. It feels more like a Sci-Fi movie than reality! But it is real. And every morning I get up I remember that my life has changed. No getting ready and going to work, stopping at Starbucks for a morning coffee, and going in to the office and saying hi to everyone. No sitting across from a client and listening to them, maybe shaking hands, patting on the shoulder. Because now I work from home. I sit in front of a computer and interact via phone or video. And I talk to my friends and family in messenger, Facebook, phone, or video chat. My physical companions are my husband and my cat. And I have friends who don’t have anyone. They live alone! Maybe that’s your situation too. So it can get pretty lonely. And it triggers grief. Grief for our lives before COVID1-19. This is crazy-hard!
So how do you take care of yourself and function when there is this mandate for Social Distancing? We’ll be exploring this and other things to help you get through this strange and frightening time over the next month or two.
Today let’s look at 5 ways to take care of yourself:
I hope that these ideas can begin to get you thinking about some ways to take care of you.
This is TEMPORARY.
You CAN do this.
The things listed in this blog are simple. Sometimes the simple answers are the best. And they can help you manage or reduce any signs of depression or anxiety. Hang in there. You are not alone. And if you need more, call us at 918-587-1200. We are here to listen, to encourage, and to help you get through this crazy, hard time.
Emilie McCartney Smith, LPC