‘Home-bound and Dealing With Stress during the Corona-virus Pandemic’
Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. You can experience stress from your environment, the news, your body, and your thoughts.
This Corona virus pandemic has exacerbated everyone’s stress levels 100 hundred fold.
I am hoping that you are all healthy, and safe and staying home if you are not required to be on the front-line fighting this pandemic. And if your services are necessary, take extra care to wash your hands frequently, keep them off your face, and observe social distancing. Thank you!
The Corona virus pandemic and the ‘stay-at-home order’ has most of us stuck at home and not in control to do what we want to do. Being home bound can be boring, challenging, and stressful. It’s isolating if you are alone, and you might wonder ‘why me’? Particularly if you are living with clutter and disorganization. Acknowledge what you are feeling, and let the feelings run through you to be released. To keep chaos at bay, it’s very important to set up a schedule for yourself. This will help shift your frame of mind from stress, worry and fear, and give you a framework to be productive. Also, plan some really fun things to do at home.
Set up a schedule
– Each day, go to sleep and wake up at the same time
– Plan time to cook, clean, read, de-clutter
– Watch funny TV shows and movies
– Community is needed, so use Skype, Face Time, or Zoom with your friends and family
– Take a break from watching the news to get your mind off the negative
– This is an opportunity to re-evaluate your present work and life style
– Hold an Indoor scavenger hunt, even if you don’t have kids
– Throw out all your old makeup, and other out-dated beauty products.
– Rearrange your underwear and sock drawers
– Re-organize your spice rack alphabetically
– Collect and recycle all items around the home that can be recycled
– If a gardener, research plants on-line that you’d like to put in your garden
– Make lists of all the museums, concerts and events you’ll attend when they reopen.
– Try on all your clothes, and decide whether they ‘spark joy’. If not, plan to donate them.
– Exercise aerobically to provide cardiovascular conditioning
– Stretch or do yoga to ease stress, and stay flexible
– Meditate for 15 minutes every day, or even twice a day
– Take deep slow breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth
– Every night before bed, write down three things you are grateful for
Planning a schedule and doing practical tasks and fun things will help you cope with the ‘undefined end ‘ of the health disaster we are dealing with.
During this crisis do to the stay-at-home advisory, I will not be visiting clients in their homes or offices to provide decluttering/organizing sessions, but if you’d like a FREE half hour telephone Consultation, or a one hour Personal Coaching session for $75.00 via telephone or Face-time to address your clutter issues or personal goals, please:
Contact me at [email protected]