015: Coping With Lockdown With Lauren Bell
Airline attendants always say to fit your own oxygen mask before turning to help others. It’s the same in life. You have to take care of yourself first before you are able to care for another person.
We are now 6 months of being in and out of lockdown and now more than ever, we all need to take good care of ourselves. Every person copes with the stress of isolation and lockdown in different ways.
In this episode, we learn the different ways that we can cope with being in lockdown. There is no right or wrong way to cope during these times, but having a plan each day is a good starting point for your mental, physical, and emotional health. Being kind to yourself especially now during these challenging times will benefit not only you but the people around you.
When you offer yourself and others around you compassion and love, it will make it easier for you and the people around you to get to the other side of the crisis as better versions of yourselves.
TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:
- Anxiety around money (3:53)
- Nurses as the first line of defense against the virus (5:30)
- Patients whose surgeries have been delayed (6:26)
- Self-care during lockdown (8:58)
- Isolation can cause stress and overwhelm (10:05)
- Overwhelm because of social media (11:10)
- There is no right or wrong way to do isolation (11:45)
- Quality family time (18:06)
- The importance of gratitude (19:15)
- Reflecting on your life before the lockdown (20:22)
- Tapping sequence for stress (24:47)
- Box breathing (25:31)
- Fight or flight (27:00)
- Rest and digest (27:10)
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