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Emotions are Contagious, So Spread Serenity

May 7th, 2020     By

Coronavirus COVID-19, Mental Health, Self-Calming Tools, Stress

​​When you start to feel angry, frustrated or anxious about self-distancing and staying home, remember that everyone has had to adjust their lives, their relationships and their expectations. The good thing is that it won't last forever. Hopefully when it's over, you'll be able to look back and be proud of how well you and your family survived during a very challenging period.

In the meantime, take this opportunity to show your family how to handle adversity, be resilient and remain optimistic. You can do this by remembering to…

  • Take note of the moods around you. If some in your house are stressing over health, finances, employment or school issues, don't burden them with little problems or a minor life crisis. Instead, shelve those issues and make a plan to talk to them at a less stressful time.
  • Minimize your demands. Simplify and be realistic. Don’t demand or beg for things that aren’t all that necessary right now.
  • Be conscious of the family budget. Given all the economic uncertainties, it’s a good idea to be more conscientious about money. Take stock of what you have and determine what you really need right now.
  • Expect and prepare for school complications. Online classes are a whole new world for almost everyone. To finish the school year strong, everyone should keep trying their best and stay on top of schoolwork so it doesn’t turn into yet another family stressor.
  • Help each other out! No one is royalty, unless your home is Buckingham Palace. Pitch in, declutter, clean and share in the household duties.
  • Keep balance in your life. Have a routine. Exercise, eat right, practice healthy coping skills. Start a hobby or learn to do something new. Try to look at this situation as an opportunity to do things differently.
  • Keep the peace. Don't start arguments, and don’t bring up past grudges. A good way to keep family peace and harmony (while giving yourself a little peace) is to seek forgiveness and practice understanding.
  • Don't expect perfection. Ignore little inconveniences. Don't dwell on the negatives. Be patient with your environment and with others.

Stress-busting relief is a swipe or click away! Use these attitude-adjusting, emotional health-boosting apps and online tools today. They’re FREE!

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