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At the beginning of the year we all had so many plans; events we were excited to attend, milestones we had worked toward, and trips we were excited to take. Then COVID-19 threw all of those plans out and many of us may feel a sense of disappointment as we continue to see our lives shift for what could be quite some time. To get you through this tough time, we have rounded up a few ideas to deal with that disappointment.
- Let yourself be disappointed. This is a tough time and it’s okay to be upset about cancelled or postponed plans.
- Take this opportunity to practice living in the present moment. When we live in the present, we are more at peace. Whatever you are doing – drinking coffee, making the bed, washing the dishes – take a breathe and focus on that one task,
- Prioritize social connection. Just because we need to be distant does not mean we should sacrifice being connected. Try mindful listening on a call with a friend to help stay present.
- Practice gratitude – maybe take those 20 seconds of handwashing as a time to think of something for which you are grateful. it will improve your mood and increase happiness.
Other ideas, tips, and resources to keep you and your family healthy, active, and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Even though it is getting warm out, it’s still important to wear a mask in public places. Here are some tips to make your mask more effective.
- Take 4 minutes today to be active.
- We tried this Spicy Sweet Potato and recipe and think you might like it too!
- Stay grounded with some yoga today.
- Ok You Got This has some great resources for parents and children to help get you through this time!
- Getting some yard work done is a great way to get time outside and be active. Remember to be safe while doing so, though!
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