The Stress of the New Normal
The current COVID-19 pandemic has had us all adapt to a “new normal”. Changing old routines can create stressors; although we have no control over how long this situation will last, there are things we can control.
• With all the changes we face, it becomes more important than ever to keep as many personal routines intact as possible. These personal habits can act as stabilizing emotional anchors in the midst of so much other change.
• Personal routines include your daily morning habits, your family time, carving out quiet time for yourself, and making movement happen every day.
• Cherish these routines for yourself, as they will help provide a level of constancy in our ever-changing new normal circumstance.