It’s has been a very stressful few months. We are now in July of 2020. The 5 months of the reality of Covid-19. We are all struggling to create small glimmers of normalcy while experiencing the anxious thought of trying to avoid the virus that is all around us. Some of us have returned to our places of business but it does not look or feel the same. We long for human companionship while remaining socially distant. Our children have experienced an extended time away from school which under normal circumstances would be a source of excitement for them but now seems like a punishment. We wait with a mixture of hopefulness, fear, anticipation and some pessimism for what the coming months will bring. So, what are we to do?
We must be intentional in self maintenance. Continue to pay attention to your needs. If you start to feel overwhelmed be ok with taking a break. Take deep breaths to relieve stress. Exercise when at all possible. Be sure to eat healthy meals. Talk to someone when you need support. Don’t be hard on yourself if you make mistakes. This is a more than unusual experience. Nothing could have prepared you for what we are experiencing now. Continue to do self checks. It’s ok to not be ok.
Alicia M. Lurry LPC