RETURN TO NORMAL?
We took so much for granted. Working with colleagues, mingling at school, getting our nails done, dining out, catching a game, or watching a movie. Now, what used to be routine has become risky and stressful to even consider.
Americans are divided on how to deal with all this, and not always along party lines. The disagreements stem more from individual life situations. Do you have kids? Or a job you can do from home? Or any job at all? Do you have savings? Or a preexisting medical condition? How much social distancing is enough? How much is too much? Can we ever get back to normal?
All the activities of modern life-from work and school to shopping and dating-now involve a certain risk. Yet, an endless self-quarantine can lead to boredom, loneliness, or depression. You may feel damned if you do and damned if you don’t. We need human engagement to sustain our mental health. But with so many questions and few clear answers, making such decisions can be taxing and even frightening.
All this comes from a sense of losing control-which is natural given our circumstances. We can’t individually control the situation. But with the right tools and exercises, we can control how we feel about it and how to deal with it. My specialty is providing the tools to do just that.
I offer insights and exercises to maintain your mental health the way aerobics or yoga sustains your physical health. Using basic Mindfulness and Cognitive techniques, and devising a plan of action for your unique situation, we can get you back in control of your emotions, your outlook, and your life. You only have to decide that this is what you want, and to reach out for help in getting there. I’m here to help. Contact me now.