“The only thing that is constant is change.”― Heraclitus
We know that change is a part of life. But nothing could prepare us for the emotional impact of COVID-19. This global pandemic has forced us into difficult, unforeseen transitions in all areas of our lives.
Our routines were disrupted.
Children moved from school to home.
We kept our distance from family and friends that we love.
It’s clear we’ve all adapted to BIG changes over the past few months and it’s worth recognizing your accomplishments. Whether you reorganized every closet in your home or simply helped keep your family afloat, you deserve recognition for adapting to change.
Take a moment to applaud your resiliency!
Now, as we enter a new phase in reopening, it’s more important than ever to make your mental wellness a priority. These continuing transitions can cause people to feel angry, to compartmentalize their feelings or avoid them altogether. Some might feel like it’s impossible to move forward because they are frozen with worry and fear.
The Relationship Between Adaptation and Loss
Many times, transitions begin with the notion of loss on some level. In the case of COVID-19, we experienced loss at many levels. We were forced to let go of the familiar and now you might face the future feeling a little more vulnerable.
Now, as we look ahead to the “new normal’, it’s important to watch out for symptoms of depression and anxiety in yourself and those you love. Difficulty with transitions in life can manifest in several ways such as:
- Fear and worry about your health and the health of your loved ones.
- Changes in sleep or eating patterns.
- Difficulty sleeping or concentrating.
- Worsening of chronic health problems.
- Worsening of mental health conditions.
- Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
Learn How to Cope and Manage Stress
Above all, remember that everyone reacts to stress and change differently. Some people adapt quickly and emerge in productivity and happiness while others struggle to establish a new foundation If you are finding it difficult to carry on with daily activities because of depression, stress, or anxiety, we are here for you.
Contact us today and consult with our medical personnel to find out how we can support you or those around you that need help.