Setting healthy boundaries means thinking about your needs, and for many people that’s not an easy thing to do. Because so many of us have been taught that it’s important to put the needs of others before your own needs. That’s just not true!
We humans are social creatures and staying home with limited human contact can have a significant impact on our mental well-being and cause us to have feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change in a familiar pattern of behavior. Right now, so many of our familiar patterns have changed with all of the disruptions in normal routines of everyday life.
If your a caregiver or a parent, self-care tends to slide to the bottom of your list. However, it's important to know that taking care of yourself is not a luxury, it's essential. Learning how to cope with stress will make you and the people that you care about, much stronger.
When we lose someone or something important to us its a big adjustment. We have to learn how to live without that person, thing, or way of life, and everyone has to do what's right for them, and it takes courage during any of these challenging times.
We as human beings feel pain, whether that pain is emotional or physical, we all have experiences of being hurt at some point in our lives. What truly separates us, is how we each deal with it.
No one is born a victim, but everyone gets injured, harmed, cheated or fooled during their life, if not physically then emotionally. You don't have to stay stuck and live your life feeling like a victim. You have the choice to change your story.
Working from home for some people often creates feelings of loneliness and isolation. Going to the supermarket and seeing empty shelves, can feel so deeply distressing. Everything that is happening in our world right now, can affect our mental health negatively. However, there are many effective ways to help manage your fears and anxiety.
Most people only associate grief with death, and yes, death certainly is a huge loss. However, there are many other life events that can produce feelings of sadness and grief, the Coronavirus is one of them.
Delayed grief... is just that. It's grief that you do not fully experience in the moment of your loss. This grief can show up weeks, months, even years, after you've experienced a loss, and it can hit you right out of the blue.