Tips to add to your routine for social wellness

November 13, 2020 - Defence Stories

Author: Lucy Belanger, M.Ed., Strengthening the Forces


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The effects and restrictions of COVID-19 continue to directly influence our professional and personal lives. Intentionally taking steps to manage stress, anxiety, social isolation, and other issues during this pandemic while supporting the mental health of families, colleagues, and employees is challenging. The tried-and-true ways to manage these can still be very helpful, but they may need to be adjusted or may require new approaches.

We all know the unexpected happens, so focus on a flexible routine and include activities and strategies to maximize your mental health and management of the unique stressors of the COVID-19 experience. Getting active, finding a new hobby, maximizing virtual and social distancing options to stay connected, and setting aside time just for yourself are vital to re-gaining balance. Make a conscious effort to assess how you are managing and what you need to put in place in order to address the areas of your life that need some attention. Maintenance of your mental well-being is the key to getting through COVID-19. Here are some additional tips and messages for you to consider adding to your routine:

Remember, we are in this together—never hesitate to reach out for help if you need it.

If you or someone you know requires emergency mental health assistance, please call 911 or accompany them—or have someone accompany you—to your local emergency department.

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