While we weather this storm, which has come upon us, I’ve put together some tips which may help. We are all experiencing difficulties, anxieties, and challenges. This “normal” will not end tomorrow but it will end. In the meanwhile, how are you and your family functioning daily… healthy or not-so healthy?
What is important to know, is that “This too Shall Pass” and we will slowly return to a new normal. There will be some good and different things that will come from this. If anything, we will be closer as a community
- Fill yourself with positive thoughts & ideas
Allow yourself time and space. Be kind to yourself so you can be kind to others. Take time to journal, exercise, or meditate, pick up a new skill you didn’t have time for in the past.
- Get back to healthy eating
Give yourself permission to be kind to you. Yes, you have maybe fallen off the wagon with respect to your eating and drinking habits, but maybe now is the time to shake it off and get back on track with the habits you had once instilled. Remember how long it took to develop that habit.
- Make a list of what you want to accomplish tomorrow
We all have slept in more then we would otherwise and maybe we have stayed in our P.J.’s til noon. A daily routine gives you structure to get things done. Some of our challenges are due to a sense of lost. Making a to-do list in the evening may help. Review todays accomplishments and what you want to accomplish for tomorrow. This will help with focus and your drive to make things happen.
- Take the time to learn a new skill or hobby
With time on your hands, there is no better time to start something you have always been itching to try. There are many online courses and Facebook groups that will help in getting you started. Maybe even ask a friend to start something together to give you the push and keep you at it.
- Be “INTO” what your kids are “INTO”
Our children grow up so quickly and many typically stay in their own corners of the house doing their own thing. Maybe now is the time to find out what they are interested in and show genuine interest and excitement. Find something good they are doing and compliment them. Be intentional. Have a game night as a family!