Stay at Home Routines to offset Anxiety and Depression
It has been quite a ride lately right? Stay at home, wear a mask, don't wear a mask, buy toilet paper... which way is up. The numbers are rising and it does indeed look like it is best to stay at home. In some places, it is now mandated. This just adds a layer to the usual day's routine stress and challenges. I know this due to the sudden spike in people looking for support and after a few weeks of listening and watching, I have begun to create a series of videos to help get through all of this based upon what I have witnessed is working.
Here is a summary of strategies highlighted in sessions over the last 7 days. These are stay at home routines to help with the anxiety being experienced due to social distancing and stay at home orders in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a way, these strategies are very similar to the coping skills and ideas outlined in my book in building support in dealing with a chronic illness. Since we really don't know how long this will go on for (and it will probably be at least 18 months if history can be trusted) then the situation is chronic, that is ongoing.
Watch the discussion here: