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Most of us have never been required to stay at home for weeks or months at a time. Yet, here we are being asked to stay at home to prevent you and others from getting a virus that did not exist a year ago.
One day you are working, shopping at various stores, and going to concerts and movies theaters. You aren’t counting how many people are in your group. The next day, everything changed.
Now you may be working from home, not working at all or your role has drastically changed to accommodate the shelter-in-place order.
Students, teachers and parents are navigating this whole new world of e-learning. Restaurants became carry-out or delivery only. Malls, parks and salons closed. Large events like weddings, graduations and sporting events are postponed.
So, now that we’ve been home for weeks and we’re sitting with the uncertainty of when we’ll be on the other side of this pandemic, questions may be surfacing such as: How do I feel about this? What should I do? What does the future hold?
Stress and anxiety often increase when these questions cannot be answered. One thing is for certain, there is no right or wrong way to react during these unprecedented times.
Look out for these signs of stress and anxiety:
Try these 10 tips for managing stress and anxiety while under a stay-at-home order:
If you or a member of your family would benefit from working with a therapist, please contact Linden Oaks Behavioral Health at 630-305-5027 for a free behavioral health assessment.
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