Stay Home, Work Safe
The unsettling nature of this quarantine experience makes it challenging to build a new routine or get started on bold ambitions. There are things you must do to build a mindset and state of being to thrive in these conditions. Here is a list of ways that can help the needs of your mind, body, and spirit. These simple acts will help you to better process the situation and create the space to be productive, build a new business, learn new skills, or explore areas for personal growth.
Accept the moment- Suddenly shifted from going to work all day and regular routine to social distancing, staying home all day, and having few escapes to feel the anxiety, grief, and helplessness. The best way to deal with the situation is to firstly accept it. This is going to be life for a while.
Laugh- The amount of bad news is overwhelming, and it may not get better in the short term. For this reason, it’s crucial to continue to laugh and feel joy.
Its ok to be angry/scared/vulnerable- Feeling bad is a part of this experience that most people avoid. We have created numerous ways (social media, TV, alcohol, drugs) to avoid the negative emotions that make us feel vulnerable or unsettled. The reality is that these are stressful times. It’s normal to feel scared, angry, and vulnerable.
Have fun- Be sure to get the human connection you need while honouring the physical distancing and health recommendations.
Get sleep- Sleep helps you address two big things during a time like this: mental health and a healthy immune system. It’s so much easier to deal with the emotional and mental demands of this moment when your brain is rested and healthy.