Self-Care as an Antidote to Coronavirus Anxiety

When The Caregiver Needs Help


We are all facing personal and professional fears regarding the coronavirus. Everywhere we turn, we are saturated by information, much of it needed, some unnecessary, some sought, some dropped in our laps without our consent. As a dear friend said to me today, there is a lot of noise but not a lot of guidance. We are doing our best to stay calm so that we can care for the children and families in our midst, as well as for our own families. 


The question is, what do we do to calm our own nerves, so that we don’t unwittingly increase anxiety around us? How do we keep from contributing to the growing hysteria, while still remaining prepared and logical? A piece of the answer lies in self-care.

Self-care is certainly something that child life specialists know a lot about. But sometimes we need to remind ourselves to reach for it, especially in times of challenge.  I want to share with you all what I am doing for myself, and then list some added suggestions that might be helpful to you. 

3 thoughts on “Self-Care as an Antidote to Coronavirus Anxiety

  1. One is never too old to make a volcano out of play-dough! Also, I recommend singing “Morning Has Broken” while doing yoga stretching in the early morning sunshine whenever and wherever possible. Yes, gratitude for a new day! We will move through these challenges one day and one yoga stretch and one yoga breath at a time. Thank you for your wonderful spirit and suggestions, Deb!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s