The fact is a good many, if not all of us, are feeling anxious and fearful. We’re trying to survive in a time when brief physical contact with someone who seems perfectly healthy can cause us to become sick. A majority of us can weather COVID-19 and come out on the other side recovered. Some of us have no symptoms, others endure varying degrees of illness, and unfortunately, there are those of us who lose their lives. Add on to that the worry of paying your rent or mortgage, bills, and just feeding your family when income is lost.
I did some research for positive self-care that we can do to keep us in a healthy state of mind. I found “10 Tips for Handling Distress During a Pandemic,” a blog on the website of Psychology Today written by Kyle D. Killian, Ph.D., LMFT. He’s a couple and family therapist.
Here are some highlights: