Set a self-care plan.
Be kind to yourself.
Here are some tips for self-care during this time.
Limit excessive media exposure
Do not overwhelm with info
Follow trusted sources
Reach out for emotional support
Contact love ones by text, call, facetime, zoom etc.
Isolation is detrimental to our health
Look for ways to help your community: blood donations, helping the elderly, or donate supplies or money to local organizations
Be grateful for each day
Focus on what we can control
Create a daily routine
Brainstorm and set activity goals
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and drink plenty of water
Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night
Exercise and stretch daily
Honor & Distract
Acknowledge fear and anxiety
Talk to family or friends about how you are feeling
Find active ways to divert attention: puzzle, readying, crafting, bake, play board games, watch a movie, take an online course, go for a walk outside (follow social distancing guidelines)
I hope these tips will help you and your loved ones practice good self-care during this pandemic. Make sure to take care of each other and be kind to yourself! You are not alone!