Well-being of Ourselves and Our Families

During crises times, it is very easy to not take time out of every day to take care of ourselves and our families. But it is essential to do so!

Social distancing guidelines in the U.S. have extended until April 30 and many states now have stay-at-home orders to protect the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. But isolation and loneliness can affect people’s emotional health, especially older adults. Get medical advice from Mayo Clinic on staying healthy while at home.

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tips-to-stay-mentally-healthy-while-staying-at-home/

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Here is guidance from CDC on managing stress during the crisis.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

While medical and public health leaders working as hard as they can to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, we of course listen to and heed their advice. But experts in emotional intelligence also have something powerful to offer — a way to help us manage a different type of contagion that, if we let it run rampant, will only make things worse. Stemming negative emotional contagion — and making positive emotions more infectious — will make us feel more prepared and in control during this frightening period. Learn more in this article.

https://hbr.org/2020/03/the-contagion-we-can-control

David Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on grief. Kessler shared his thoughts on why it’s important to acknowledge the grief you may be feeling, how to manage it, and how he believes we will find meaning in it. The conversation is lightly edited for clarity.

https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief

 

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