How do we protect loved ones, community and self? Here are a few tips.
- Help loved ones adjust to the change. Discuss health, wellbeing, washing hands, etc.
- Anxiety can be good & bad; help to lower the anxiety of your family
- Help provide prospective, balance, advice or just listen
- Set a schedule for your family – school, food, play, quality time
- Be flexible
- Be active – home exercise, play with kids, walks, etc
- Protect your relationship – be kind to your partner
- Reach out to friends and family
- Make time to unwind as a family
- Don’t shame your loved ones if they are having a tough time
- Community loss – dealing with not gathering together, weddings, celebrations, funerals, sports, parks
- Think about ways (like this call) to help the community process and learn during these times
- Try to accept that this is challenging for all of us sometimes in different ways
- #ClubQuarantine – Community engagement comes in many ways – DJ Nice
- Stay connected to family and friends through technology
- Share resources and what’s working with others
- Find ways to support and help others (It’s about us; we will get through this together)
- Think about others – Some people have lost jobs or can’t eat or don’t know what to do
- Don’t stop having fun
- Remind others that this won’t be forever
- Acknowledge the loss & sadness
- Know your triggers (consuming too much news, loss of love ones, lack of money, etc)
- Set a schedule for yourself as well, start small
- Who provides you balance (someone who helps you to take this more seriously or helps you to release your stress)
- Be active
- Work on projects and hobbies that you’ve put off
- Prepare to level up when this is over – what are you doing now that will help you when this is over
- Do you have business ideas or projects that can work now? Some industries are improving during this crisis.
- Be there for your child(ren). They are looking for your guidance
- Pay attention to your money in whatever way works for you, but try not to freak out.