Britt Flores is a freelance journalist for The Daily Courier. You can follow her advice on self-care on Twitter @bfloreswrites.
Well, Quad-cities, we’ve done it – if you are reading this, you’ve survived the first wave of Covid-19 and your first quarantine. Here is what I’ve learned about self-care in my marriage during the last 2 months.
As we all struggle with sheltering in place, mourning the loss of our “normal” day and struggle with feelings of depression, lack of control and trust, it’s important to listen to each other, our children and ourselves and not judge what comes out – to instead to hold space for each other’s emotions.
Whenever uncomfortable, unsafe, or generally negative situations arise within our kid’s lives, I relay an adage from when I was younger - “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires.”
This week, in the midst of madness, I want to talk about the idea, that as humans, in order to successfully get through trauma, depression, anxiety, and generally “bad stuff,” we need to make the conscious effort to put ourselves in the “way of good.”
What a difference two weeks makes.
It is time to refresh our New Year’s resolutions this week, dust them off and see how we are doing.
Greetings, Quad Cities. If you are like me and wondering when the coronavirus is going to break in the U.S., and simultaneously concerned about the impending election AND wondering how you’re going to get your laundry done, amid the flu and cold and allergy season that is upon us, while contemplating how much snow you may have to shovel before spring finally hits, you are not alone.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Quad Cities!
Sometime around October of last year, I was introduced to an anxiety management tool called EFT, which stands for “emotional freedom technique.”