We will get through this and when we look back we want to feel good about how we handled ourselves. This all starts with maintaining a routine, for others and for yourselves. Here are some best practices:
First, get up at normal times in the morning. Keep your phone on airplane mode for the first hour of the day. Don’t be scrolling through your feeds or checking out the news. The media is not positive right now, this is a time to focus on re-centering yourself, breathing, and being present.
Next make the bed, shower, have some breakfast, and get dressed as if you are starting your day normally. We need this sense of rhythm to our days. Find creative ways to get 30 minutes of exercise in. There are many online exercise routines available to get the endorphins going.
Carve out some time in your day for learning: take online classes, watch educational videos, listen to uplifting podcasts, or read a book. Finally remember to practice gratitude for what we do have and call, skype, or facetime family members and friends. We are social animals and we all need that human connection, so be the one who brings that to others.
This is Sherri Echols, a helping hand for a happy home.