COVID-19 and Stress

Hi Readers

Nothing like a pandemic to make us pay attention to our stress! If you are like most of us, you are struggling in this time of enormous stress. I have taken to not watching the news, not even the comedy shows I used to enjoy, like the Daily Show and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I find Jeopardy about all I can manage in terms of brain exercise.

I think probably most of us are getting restless and eager to go back to business as usual. I cannot imagine how hard it must be for so many of you to be struggling financially. I hope that you are managing. Please stay safe. Keeping safe distances and using masks and hand hygiene are the only treatments we have for this horrible disease.

Exercise helps you feel better. Hubby and I had a lovely walk – although it’s 9 degrees Celsius and overcast in central B.C. The lake is STILL frozen – aaahhhh. We were stopped – at a safe distance – by neighbours who commented on his T-shirt – he is in serious denial about our lack of Spring and refusing to wear even a sweater. But we’re alive and well, and that’s really all that matters.

After the walk, I worked on Week 2 of my group visits. I’m planning my first Zoom group visit next week, and I added some material to Videos on Complex PTSD. Feel free to check them out if you are feeling emotionally dysregulated.

I find You Tube videos great and I love seeing families creating original and screamingly funnily videos. Laughter truly is the best medicine.

Stay safe. All the best.   Judy

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