Kids are sleeping too much, showing less motivation, not following through on tasks. Socially, we see them isolating from peers and not cooperating at home (moreso than normal for a teenager). Their mental health is becoming one more thing that is worrying us in our battle against COVID and our struggle with the quarantine.
Mothers with children at home (young or adult) have been on the COVID frontline. They are protecting their family and home from an invisible enemy through diligent effort and hypervigilance, but at a cost.
Mothers have been describing a set of consistent symptoms; I now consider these symptoms as a part of something I am calling “COVID Fatigue”.
“My husband and I really need a date night, but it’s not happening during COVID.”
“The only privacy I get is when I go to the bathroom! It’s impossible to have a private conversation with my partner in this house.”
This blog is geared at helping you think ‘outside of the box’ regarding finding a space for a date night.
Everyone is feeling the impact of the social isolation and logistical complications of self-quarantining. During my online sessions with individuals and couples, I am seeing some coping more successfully than others. Here is a list of the strategies I am seeing the more resilient couples and families use.
This is a time of stress for most of us. The media surrounds us with news of death and exposure numbers. The government initiates increasingly restrictive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Predictable realities, such as being able to buy toilet paper, are no longer predictable. Routine social connections are being discouraged. By ActivelyContinue reading “5 Tips for Self-care in Times of Stress and During COVID–BLOG”