Experiencing grief as a result of the COVID-19 situation
Denial - this will not affect me, us
Anger - I have to stay home, I can’t do all the things I enjoy
Bargaining - if I social distance for 2 weeks then all will be well
Sadness - when will this end, how will the world be different?
Acceptance - OK, this is our world for a time, how do I proceed?
As a couple (or individual) - how do I proceed?
Structure - schedule
get up at same time - go to bed at same time
shower, get dressed, get ready for the day, have routine
exercise, be active
get outside for a time
do something productive - work, or projects around the house, accomplish something every day
have fun - laugh - daily
meditative practice - headspace, calm, 10% happier, guided imagery
practice gratitude daily with a gratitude journal - very important to do this
schedule individual time - alone time is important - must balance with couple time
schedule couple time
time without TV, computers, electronics
time to verbally connect, and to soothe each other (non-sexual touch)
have fun together, laugh together, play games together and with family
find ways to give to each other - daily - small things that have meaning to the other
to each other, give positive statements, compliments, gratitude, daily
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