Maple Grove Therapist Says Schedules and Connection is Key
With the governor’s stay-at-home order extended for an additional two weeks, Maple Grove’s Lisa Lovelace says keeping a routine and staying connected to friends and family is the key to not feeling isolated. Lovelace operates Synergy eTherapy, an online practice.
“One of the things that’s really important is acknowledging this is really hard and a big change for everybody,” said Lovelace. “Having that acknowledgement allows us to accept that this is a new normal.”
Lovelace also emphasizes the important of a routine. Every family’s routine might be different, but having a schedule helps establish a sense of normalcy.
“It helps us feel safe. It helps us feel secure,” said Lovelace.
This is also a good time to stay connected. Utilize technology by texting with family, talking on the phone or utilizing an app like Zoom, Facetime or Skype.
Lovelace says anxiety is normal right now.
“Talk with someone about how you feel,” said Lovelace. “You don’t need to hold onto this all by yourself.”
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Another tip? Get outside to get some physical activity and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Lisa Lovelace has compiled a list of tips for staying mentally healthy during COVID-19. You can access those by clicking here.