Surviving 'Social Distancing'
Written by Brittany P. Male MSW, CADC, LCSW
All of us are adjusting to a new, and hopefully temporary, normal and may need some direction on how to mentally survive. It’s important to have compassion and patience with yourself and others, as we transition our lives to even more of a virtual one then we were just a few weeks ago. We’re all being impacted by this pandemic. Hopefully the following can help as you navigate the next few weeks.
Create a Daily Routine
Whether you are beginning to work at home, you've been temporarily laid off, or you are finding yourself balancing being a ‘Stay at Home Parent’ and ‘teacher’, having a consistent daily routine can help create some normalcy during this time.
Things to Consider:
Be Creative with Socialization
There are so many FREE apps and resources out there that people can access in order to continue socialization despite the 'stay-home-order'. Utilize them to continue Friday Pizza and Movie night with the Grandparents or Friends, workouts, lunch dates, or play-dates.
Filter your News Sources
Practice Continued Self-Care