While faced with the impending consequences of COVID-19 (a global pandemic) bearing down on us, how can we find peace in our daily lives?
Life is already hard and the outburst of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) may be exceptionally stressful for many people. Fear of the unknown, anxiety about the outcomes associated with the virus, loss of income and isolation can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions.
According to the CDC, taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress and make everyone stronger.
Want to know some of the things you can do to help you cope? We have been posting them on our social media channels @Staybeautifulmedspa. They include simple, back to basics, foundational strategies:
- Repeatedly hearing about the pandemic can be upsetting, so TAKE BREAKS! Do not continuously watch, read, or listen to the news or engage in coronavirus discussions on social media.
- Put your phone down! Turn off the computer and television (for a while) and engage in an activity you enjoy such as, going for a walk, organizing your skincare products (I enjoy this😊) or reading that book you got 9 months ago but never got around to reading.
- This week alone, I’ve taken daily walks in my neighborhood with my new husband and said hello to many people I’ve never seen before (from a distance of course) who were also out walking. During our walks, we found a wounded yellow-spotted salamander by the side of the road. We concluded that a hawk must have picked him up, pierced his chest wall and caused an organ to protrude (we think it’s lung tissue) and then dropped him. Of course, we brought him home to our ‘hospital’ to give him the best chance of survival or at least let him die in peace without concern for his safety.
I’ll forever be a nurse, helping is part of who I am.
If you need help, someone to talk to, rely on, provide reassurance, I’m here for you. We can connect through email at firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Wendy, any of my social media outlets: @StayBeautifulMedspa or @Wendyvaughanrn (send a private message if you prefer) or you can call me at 978-203-0172.