Dealing With Social Distancing

With many people having to stay home due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus and the ongoing 24-hour news cycle, anxieties may be high. In order to get through this time, it is important we do not panic and use psychological techniques to keep ourselves calm. Re-frame this time as a time to get to all of those projects you have been too busy to deal with!

In the meantime, social isolation can cause anxiety, fear, boredom and loneliness. One way to help manage this is to anticipate that these issues may be a problem and plan for them. Having our daily routines changed can be difficult. During this time, set up a new routine. Even though you are home, have a plan when you are going to exercise, work, eat, and engage in some downtime. Having a routine gives all of us a purpose.