Here are some tips for looking after yourself during this stressful and uncertain time.
- Take a break from the news. Information overload can be upsetting. Make an effort to switch off your screens from time to time.
- Take care of your body. Exercise, yoga, meditation, family walks, playing in the backyard. Remember that playgrounds and parks are closed and find safe ways to get exercise while sticking close to home. Children seem to love Cosmic Yoga.
- Take time to unwind. Do some fun things as a family every day. Reading, games, making a snowman, splashing in puddles, watching a movie.
- Connect with others. WIth everyone staying home, its a great time to set up phone or FaceTime dates. You can meet friends or family on Zoom or Skype. Set up virtual play dates for the kids.
The situation may be overwhelming, but coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.