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Wellness Tips from Ms. Pantelis

  1. Realize that you are going through a traumatic event, and therefore, will likely be having a trauma response. It is normal to feel tired and like you can only get a few things accomplished in a day. Pay attention to your body and if you can, sleep when you are able until you adjust back to “normal”, try your best not to lay judgement on yourself for your lack of productivity, the way you are eating, etc. This is an unprecedented time, and we can’t take on the world. 
  2. Join your neighborhood group or app – there are a ton of neighborhoods doing things in solidarity from a very safe distance (i.e. the bear hunt, candle lighting, clapping for health care workers, etc.)
  3. Make a list of all of the things you have been wanting to do from the comfort of your own home and see which ones are realistic to accomplish (home projects, reading).
  4. Make family a priority. It is a blessing to truly have this much time together with your loved ones. Whether they are in your home or out, take time to “spend” with them (i.e. calling, family activities).
  5. Follow some mom bloggers who have great activities and resources for kids – there are a ton out there and they have activities already planned out with lesson plans, etc., so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. 
  6. Get out in nature! It provides so much healing energy! Today is gorgeous! 
  7. Take it hour by hour, day by day, week by week. Trying to over plan will inevitably add more stress to your life right now. Everything is changing day by day; the only thing you can control is your little world.

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