Tips for Maintaining Sanity During COVID-19 Safer at Home Order


During this challenging time, it's very easy to lose ourselves in the flury of news and updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all adjusting to a new normal, which can be very challenging. Maintaining ones sanity means adjusting to different lifestyles than we are acustomed to. It is important to take action and create new routines and structure for yourself. Unfortunately, it seems our lives will be disrupted for quite some time. Help yourself by taking advantage of the time you have at home and with your family.

Here are some tips we want to share with you that may help you create structure and maintain sanity during these trying times.

SELF CARE IDEAS

  • Have a daily routine or schedule

  • Take breaks from technology

  • Take breaks from the news and social media

  • Take care of your body, maintain hygiene

  • Breathe, stretch

  • Meditate

  • Eat healthy

  • Exercise regularly

  • Maintain good sleep habits

  • Avoid alcohol and drugs

  • Make time to unwind and relax

  • Connect with others regularly by phone, video, text, or email

  • Seek help when needed

  • Continue psychotherapy and other therapeutic therapies

  • Differentiate between what you can and cannot control- Focus on what you can control

  • Do what makes you feel safe

  • Get out in nature- even if you are avoiding crowds

  • Challenge yourself to stay present

  • Start a gratitude journal

  • Prepare your favorite foods

  • Take virtual field trips

  • Read something new

  • Learn something new

  • Start a Yoga practice

  • Declutter for 5 minutes at a time

  • Find a new favorite podcast

  • Do something creative- draw, paint, build

  • Start a puzzle

  • Try a new recipe

  • Volunteer or donate

  • Take a hot bath

  • Join a support group

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP WEBSITES


https://freedomhomeschooling.com/virtual-field-trips/

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135714/virtual-field-trips/

https://www.wearethemighty.com/MIGHTY-SURVIVAL/free-virtual-field-trips-quarantine

MEDITATION APPS

Headspace

https://www.headspace.com/womens-health

Calm

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/calm/id571800810

Insight Timer

https://insighttimer.com/

Aura

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aura-sleep-mindfulness/id1114223104

Sattva

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sattva-meditations-mantras/id930904592

YogaGlo

https://www.glo.com/?&GA_campaign=1656894629&utm_campaign=1656894629&utm_term=%2Byogaglo&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxfT4uNLX6AIVsRx9Ch261AM1EAAYASAAEgKeLPD_BwE

PHYSICAL HEALTH APPS

Johnson & Johnson 7 Min Workout

https://7minuteworkout.jnj.com/

Nike Training Club

https://www.nike.com/ntc-app

Blogilates

https://www.blogilates.com/

Shred

https://www.shred.app/

Keelo

https://www.keelo.com/

FREE E-LEARNING

UMass Boston Open Courseware

http://ocw.umb.edu/

Khan Academy

http://www.khanacademy.org/

MIT Open Courseware

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Learning Space: The Open University

http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/

Stanford on iTunes U

http://itunes.stanford.edu/

EdX

https://www.edx.org/

Open Yale Courses

http://oyc.yale.edu/

E-BOOK AND AUDIO BOOK APPS

Free OverDrive- LA Public Library
https://lapl.overdrive.com/

Amazon Kindle

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amazon-kindle/id302584613?mt=8

Audible app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audible-audio-books-podcasts/id379693831?mt=8

Goodreads

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/goodreads-book-reviews/id355833469

Nook

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/nook/apps

FBReader
https://fbreader.org/

For more information or to scedule your free initial phone consultation with one of our amazing therapists, please visit our website, www.pacificmft.com where you can contact therapists directly, call our intake office at 310-612-2998, or email office@pacificmft.com.

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