In light of the heightened
Coronavirus situation currently impacting
people throughout the
country and the world, the presence of anxiety
decrease your anxiety:
your knowledge - React to facts, not rumors or speculations. Seek information only form reliable resources.
self care - Don't put yourself in challenging situations. Pay
attention to your discomfort.
aware of current events. However, do not immerse yourself with news
24/7 to the point that you increase your anxiety.
precautions to wash your hands frequently and stay away from large
events and gatherings. Follow the recommendations of the Centers for
Disease Control, and the World Health Organization.
only on things that you can control, namely you, your actions, your
safety, your interactions with others, and your thoughts.
you feel that your anxiety is affecting your functioning, reach out
to a mental health provider.
Ward off Boredom:
With isolation becoming our new way of life, here is a list of ideas
to ward off the boredom:
- Learn something new
- maybe from a tutorial on YouTube
- Video call family
- Solve crossword
puzzles, sodoku, riddles, etc
- Find out trivia information and share with family and friends
- Learn more about your friends and family via questions (Book idea: 3000 Questions About Me Journal. Piccadilly)
- Talk about ideas for
- Go on virtual tour of a museum
- learn about other countries and new cultures
- Learn to cook something new
- Learn to paint/draw or do something creative
- Journal your
isolation experience, it may be interesting to read later on
- Look at old photos
and share memories
- Get in touch with
old friends and renew friendships
- Spend more time with
your pet, learn more about your pet, and or teach your pet new tricks
- Read more, share
books with friends and family
- Clean you closet,
donate if you can
- Put together a play
list of your favorite music
- Find an exercise on
YouTube video, and enjoy it
- Take a new course
online (Harvard and Yale are offering free classes)
- Learn more about
financial planning and retirement
- Listen to an
- We are social beings, and seek social interactions
- For an increased safety, we can socialize virtually.
more time outdoor, and engage in activities, such as soccer, jogging,
running, walking, that require less physical contact.
- Avoid visiting the elderly, or others with compromised immune system, they are more susceptible to infections.
TO THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), AND FOR THE PROTECTION
OF OUR CLIENTS AND THE COMMUNITY, ALL SESSIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED
REMOTELY, AS OF 3/16/2020, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
is our responsibility to keep our clients and our community healthy
and safe, and help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In the coming weeks, we will continue to monitor the situation and
make an informed decision about our future sessions.