With activities being canceled, find opportunities to reconnect and use home resources to play together.
As a family, come up with alternatives to in-person meetups that will allow you to stay in touch with others while staying safe and healthy.
Starting a new hobby, virtually meeting with friends, or revisiting old interests will make your time inside feel productive.
Sticking to your regular healthy eating habits, maintaining good hygiene, and going to bed on time will give you a sense of normalcy.
If your surroundings allow, take time to get outside as a family or do indoor exercises and games together.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed, talk to a family member or friend about what’s bothering you or practice breathing exercises to calm your mind.
At the beginning or end of every day, sit down as a family and discuss the things you are blessed to still have access to.
Take the worry away from your kids by offering up age appropriate information to eliminate any fear they might be expressing.
Putting a pretty picture in your window, sending a nice text to a friend or loved one, or mailing cards and letters to those who can’t have visitors will make a difference in someone’s life.
Don’t compare how you’re spending this time to others who appear to be staying more productive; we are all doing the best we can.
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