As the news about the coronavirus pandemic becomes grimmer, and governments and businesses issue closing or work-from-home directives, many of us are experiencing a variety of negative emotions. We feel anxiety in response to the uncertainty of the situation; sadness related to losing our daily sources of meaning and joy; and anger at whatever forces are to blame for bringing this upon us. As a psychologist, I believe following evidence-based recommendations for bolstering mental resilience can help us weather this crisis.
This article from The Washington Post talks in detail about four science-based tips that can help you get through this period of social isolation: accept negative emotions, create new routines, reinvent self-care, and reflect, relate, and reframe.
We know this is a difficult time right now and we're here to help you get through this. You've got this!
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