Resilience in times of Corona

  1. Keep in mind that the fears we feel most alone with are, by definition, a shared reality with uncountable others, separated by fear, confusion or shyness.
  2. Limit news intake. And avoid news consumption before going to bed. 
  3. Answer questions by children about Covid-19 patiently and take their fears seriously. Yet, keep the information inflow reaching them to a necessary and relevant minimum. Teach children what they can do to protect themselves and others. Distinguish facts from fables. 
  4. Exercise and enjoy the outdoors. Let the sun caress your face whenever it’s out. Hug a tree.
  5. Eat and drink well and healthy. Try out a new recipe. 
  6. Nurture friendships and reach out to family and friends, especially the worried, the lonely and health care workers. Let them know you are there for them. 
  7. If you cannot hug and kiss a friend, smile – also at strangers.
  8. Be mindful to cultivate joy. Listen to uplifting music. Read a positive book. Watch an enriching film. Play a game. Take a warm bath. Make fresh orange juice for someone. And let someone make you tea.
  9. Stay agile and nimble. Make simple, realistic plans you can look forward to. 
  10. Don’t forget to laugh. Don’t forget to celebrate. 
  11. Get enough and good quality sleep.
  12. Count your blessings.

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