TIPS FOR COPING WITH LIFE DURING A PANDEMIC.

  1. TAKE A BREAK
    Yes. staying informed is valuable but seeing and hearing about a crisis 24/7 on TV, News and social media will just make you freak out, Figure out how much and how often works for you and try to stick with it.
  2. DISTRACT YOURSELF
    Constantly thinking about and talking about and talking about a crisis is just as bad as hearing about it continuously. Go for a walk outside, work in a garden, read a book, listen to music or clean out the garage. Relaxation exercises like meditation, visualization, deep breathing and muscle relaxation are also great for decreasing anxiety and depression.
  3. GAIN CONTROL IN SMALL STEPS
    Feeling you have no control over events can to lead learned helplessness’ and depression_ Try to think of small incremental ways that you can decrease the you face.
  4. VARY YOUR ROUTINE
    Doing just one of two things constantly to pass the time is a bad strategy. Make a list of things you might do and rotate between them Have a family activities in your backyard. Try your hand at drawing or painting, an online game, Pull that musical instrument out Of the closet and practice a little. Possibilities are endless Just use your imagination.
  5. HELP OTHERS
    Doing things to help other people make you feel better, volunteer virtually for something, donate money to good cause. Call someone who might be lonely and bored Provide food for someone who is homeless or can’t cook for themselves. Remember there are a million things you can do and they will all help you deal with the Stress
  6. PRACTICE GRATITUDE
    Think about all the things you have and are grateful for. Write them down and update the list regularly. There are so many things we have and take for granted, realizing just how much you really have helps put your current hardships in perspectives.

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