As the Coronavirus crisis wears on, many of us are feeling some degree of being worn down. However, there are some strategies that can help you deal with the impact this is having on your sense of well-being. Here are a few that we find particularly useful.
Bolster your Emotional Intelligence. This will help nurture your ability to be resilient. Emotional Intelligence skills help us manage our own feelings, not be triggered by behaviors and feelings of others, reduce our stress level, and improve our relationships.
Resilience is like our immune system for mental health. Try to work these strategies to boost your mental health and resilience into your daily life to help you weather the ups and downs of really difficult times (and even life’s usual ups and downs)
Other crises are (usually) limited to a certain length of time. During an infectious disease outbreak, the crisis can stretch out over a much longer period. With “no end in sight” it can be very difficult to know how to adapt and manage the stress. Here are some practical tips to help manage Crisis Fatigue.
R U Okay is a very simple model to help eliminate the isolation that is often associated with mental health struggles. Most people care deeply about others’ well-being, they just don’t know how to reach out. R U Okay can be used at work, school, and in the community.