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Preparing for the Return to Normal Life?
Every day there seems to be a bit of different information about the transition back into “life as normal”...what is opening, where we can go, and slowly, the reintegration plans begin to be made. We just heard here in Ontario that going back to school this year won’t be happening, and it seems reasonable to assume that it’s in all of our best interest to continue to be mindful during this transition. Here are three things to keep in mind while we shift towards re-opening:
The curve is not flattened yet; this means that while what most of us are doing is helping, there are new cases popping up still. If you’re able to, continue the current measures you are taking to remain healthy. Limit your interactions and places you go and keep washing your hands. Consider limiting your social media time as well; there is so much misinformation and negativity out there!
Everyone has been navigating their mental health during this time. Some of us have needed to make adjustments to the care we give ourselves and some of us have been unable to get the care we need. This is a great time to get in touch with your doctor/social worker/psychiatrist/psychologist and learn about what your options are for processing this experience.
Get outdoors! There are lots of places you can go to get some of that green therapy! Yes, you may have others who are seeking the same but you can still be mindful of distance while taking walks and enjoying nature. Open your windows and let the fresh air in; spring has finally sprung so lets enjoy it!
Carolyn is a passionate advocate for self awareness and personal growth and is loving her role as curriculum developer at mindyourmind! She is originally a child and youth care practitioner who has worked front line with children, youth, and their families. Carolyn is enjoying where life is taking her and cannot wait to see what happens next!
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