The past several weeks have not gone the way most of us expected. You may have entered into March looking forward to a full schedule of work projects and social events. Maybe now you find yourself seeking creative ways to keep busy while staying in place. You may have felt secure in your job and access to resources. Perhaps now you feel fearful about getting needs met and the health of those who are most important to you.
Disruption is part of the human experience. Everyone will experience pain or crisis at some point in their life. This could be loss of a loved one, a job change, a move, a mental or physical illness, or a disaster in the community. Disruption impacts all parts of the self – body, mind, emotions, and behavior. Everyone responds differently to crisis. No response is right or wrong, better or worse. During difficult times, it is more important than ever to take care of yourself. You can do this by developing practices that help you feel rested, settled, and supported. Though uncomfortable, distress presents an opportunity for personal reflection, re-evaluation, connection with others, and contribution to community.
Take time to view a webinar on Coping with Distressing Situations. The webinar explores the impact of distressing situations on the body, mind, emotions, and behavior. You will be invited to consider how stressors are effecting you and gain tips for self-care in uncertain times.