Staying connected today, with the ever present COVID-19 crisis, is more important that ever. CaringPeople is here to help. You’re not alone, although it may feel like it some days, we’re all in this together! With a major shift towards digital outreach, CaringPeople newly launched Staying Connected, a weekly webinar series exploring relevant healthcare topics with tips and tools to keep you healthy, happy, and safe during the pandemic.
Join us live each week as we discuss a new theme with our team of experts and CaringPeople health professionals, each week ends with a Support Group. Through our virtual Support Group you’ll learn helpful information, de-stress, express your emotions, and gain hope. Christine DeLeo, MSW, lead our first group, moderated by Joanne Fosse, RN.
This week, our main topic “Calming the Storm with Self Care” taught by expert breathing specialist and yoga teacher, Angela Fallon, had many creative and insightful suggestions to stay motivated, calm, and intentional during the COVID-19 health crisis. Didn’t get a chance to join us? Watch the recorded video here.
5 Ways to Stay Calm During COVID-19
- Today is the right time to take care of your mind, body, and emotions
- Practice a daily routine
- Exercise, because you love your body!
- You are what you eat – fill your body with healthy foods and hydrate
- Treat yourself with patience and kindness, just as you would treat others
What is causing you stress?
There could be a ton of reasons why you’re feeling the weight of our current situation, take some time to think about what is specifically giving you stress or discomfort. Here are some concerns that could be contributing to any stress you may be feeling: health of loved ones, changes in work environment or employment, general uncertainty about the crisis, isolation, watching the news. Although some of these circumstances would be difficult to, or cannot be changed, we can utilize tools and techniques to help cope.
What can I do about it?
During uncertain times like the present, selfcare can be immensely beneficial. Our awareness should be centered on our whole self, not just our surface level emotional state. Being conscious to keep our attention focused inward and on our mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, and social health will help us cope and mitigate stress. These are areas we can benefit from being intentional about, not only for today, but for our normal healthcare routine, as well.
10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Manage COVID-19 Stress
- Go for a refreshing walk, breathing in fresh air
- Listen to music
- Clean out a junk drawer or a closet
- Take action (one small step) on something you’ve been avoiding
- List five things you’re grateful for
- Read poetry or inspiring quotes
- Write your feelings down
- Cry when you need to
- Laugh when you can
- Call a friend, we are all in this together!
A small step towards intentionality in your health can make a huge difference in processing the current changes in our daily lives, while developing a new normal that works for you.
Below are 3 ways to join the meeting:
1. Click here to join next week’s meeting
2. Enter the 9-digit Meeting ID: 317-302-221
3. Having trouble with the video portion? Call in: (646) 749-3112 / Access ID: 317-302-221