Adjusting to the New ‘Normal’
What is considered ‘normal’ anymore? It’s hard to imagine the life we lived just a few weeks ago. But, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly changed how we live, work and learn. A top priority for us has been and always will be the safety of our patients. That’s why we continue to do what we can to prevent the spread of this virus. Though, we do look forward to the future and what it holds for all of us. We hope that it means being able to see our wonderful patients in person soon.
This is not an easy time for many of us for different reasons. Many of us have had to change our routines or deal with a major change in our life that feels uncomfortable. All the while trying to keep you and others from getting sick. Even if you don’t suffer from anxiety or depression there are things you can be doing to help adjust to this new way of living.
Staying positive is probably the most important thing you can do for your mental well-being and immune system. We understand that this is easier said than done. Some of us have suffered great losses because of this virus, others don’t do well in the face of social distancing and isolation or the continuous uncertainty. Staying positive requires conscious effort and continuous mindfulness.
Here are seven things you can do to help improve your positive outlook, and help you adjust to this new norm:
- Practice gratefulness
- Slow down
- Start your day with a positive routine
- Relax your body
- Try to laugh more
- Have faith
We look forward to the day when all of this passes and we can see you again.
Please reach out us at Dr. Bishop’s offices if there is anything we can do to help in the meantime. And of course, stay safe and healthy.