How to Cope in These Uncertain Times
How are you coping with all this uncertainty?
We're living a time in history when people, many of whom aren’t born, will look back and wonder what it was like to live it. Little people who are too young to remember will be interested to hear stories their parents and grandparents share. These are extraordinary and transformative times. Learning how to cope requires time and patience.
This Too Shall Pass ….
We believe we will get through this COVID-19 crisis and emerge stronger and wiser. When we’re in the thick of this crisis, it’s sometimes difficult to remain positive. Here are a few things to try that are working for us.
Stay in Closer Contact With Family and Friends
Call, or send someone you love or care about a text. Checking in shows you care. It’s reassuring connecting with family members or friends. Connection, helps us all feel a little less isolated during times of self-isolating and distancing. Human beings aren’t meant to be islands. It seems, most people thrive with social interaction. Reaching out helps others to cope. So continue with social interaction …. differently.
Limiting the Amount of News
Let’s face it, watching the news is a little freaky! There are new developments daily, even hourly. Watching too much news tends to erode confidence and increase fear levels. It’s a fine balance between staying informed and safe without obsessing that the world is coming to an end. The world will change, in ways we don’t yet understand. We will get to the other side of this. How we cope along the way will vary for everyone.
You’ve Been Given the Gift of Time So Invest It Wisely
Do you have a list of things you’ve been meaning to get done around the house, but never seem to have the time? Well, now you do! If you’re used to commuting a couple hours a day invest this time doing something positive. When everything seems so out of control, this is a positive way to take back some control. This helps people cope and feel more powerful.
Take Time to Get Outside When Most People Are At Home
To limit the number of people in grocery stores it’s becoming a common sight to see long line-ups outside. This sight is a reminder COVID-19 is serious. Countries around the world are approaching this pandemic differently. So far, Canadians have the freedom to be outside. Avoiding peak times helps us remain both calm and safe.
Exercise releases a natural endorphin that helps people stay positive. In these uncertain times we need endorphins more than ever. Exercise will help you feel better it will even boost your immune system during this time. There are home exercise ideas popping up all over the internet.
Please Reach Out
Please reach out to us by responding to this email. It’s a great time to connect with a community of people who are thriving from working at home. We are all in this together and together we’ll get through it.
Stay safe and be healthy!
Bye for now!
Adrienne and Bob