It’s important to remember that we are not helpless in light of current events. We can choose our response. This situation can actually bring new opportunities if you can shift you mindset to see them. Here are some options to take care of your mental health at this time:
Are you feeling more relaxed and inspired? You might want to try writing about your feelings and what you are noticing. A poem or a song. Perhaps visual self-expression is your thing. Try drawing, painting or creating a collage of a natural scene or whatever comes to mind. Maybe you are inspired to go outside to take photographs or pick up natural materials to make some kind of craft piece. Or perhaps its as simple as starting to work on your garden.
You can choose. The sky is the limit and there is no right and wrong. What is important is that this process is helping you get out of your head and feel calmer.
You are not alone if you are experiencing heightened emotions and overwhelming uneasiness during this COVID-19 pandemic. You may feel like you are struggling even more now or are all of a sudden feeling new and uncomfortable emotions for the first time. I can help you find new ways to adapt and cope better.
Although it may feel a bit awkward at first, please know that secure video/phone counselling can be just as effective as in-person work.
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