- I’m not even going to pay attention to this virus
- Wait, should I be worried? Are we all going to die?
- It’s like the flu. I’m just gonna live my life and avoid the news.
- Everything is closing….what is going on???
- OK. I’m safe, my kids are safe, but it’s my duty to stay home.
- WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY KIDS FOR WEEKS IN QUARANTINE?!?!
- There has been a 0% death rate in kids ages 0-9. Kids have a better innate immunity response (eyes nose and mouths)
- Young adults and adults who are healthy into our 50’s also have a very low death rate.
- “It’s just the flu” is not an appropriate response either – there is very real danger to older adults that is why according to the original site they will required special cares or anyone with pre-existing health conditions.
- If the virus spreads, our health care systems will be overrun – similar to what is happening in Italy right now. Very sick people (virus but also anyone else) will not have access to the care they need.
- flattenthecurve.com is a resource to see how isolation will prevent that from happening.
- It is our civic duty to prevent the spread, but most of us don’t need to worry about becoming sick or our kids becoming sick.
- Prevention – stay hydrated, hand washing, elderberry, saline spray, humidifiers
- Stay present. Whatever plans need to be changed, change them, and handle anything that needs to be handled, but try not to let your mind go to the what-ifs. As an anxious person, during times like this, I have to constantly say to myself “Right now, you’re ok.”
- Feel your feelings, but don’t get stuck dwelling on “why did this happen?”. It is a huge mental energy drain and accomplishes nothing.
- Get information right from the CDC or WHO rather than the news.
- Link: Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Times of Uncertainty and the CDC’s Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
- Tapping Solution free app
- I have said it before and I will say it again – if you’re choosing between your sanity and screen time, let them watch screens. This was our Spring Break and now the district has extended it by a week, and my husband and I must work. So our son is playing all the Minecraft and I’m learning to be ok with it.
- Watch a show together – My 6 year old loves Lego Masters
- Here is a Giant List of Ideas for being Quarantined With Kids
- GoNoodle is a free resource for indoor movement for kids
- How to Prepare for Extended School Closings Without Losing Your Mind
- The Busy Toddler on Instagram
- Printable Activities for Kids
- Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings
- Join our free #SelfCareRebels FB Community and stay in touch with other moms trying to keep our cool during this time
- Here’s a #FastFitMoms workout you can do at home
- Listen to podcasts or audio books with one earbud
- Get outdoors whenever possible
- Bedroom yoga
- Steam Eye Masks, Face Masks
- I can’t stress connection enough – Facetime or Skype with friends and family
- Utilize grocery delivery services! Most are reasonably priced considering the time and headaches it saves
- Insight Timer has tons of free guided meditations
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