Mifflin County Communities That Care
It's not over yet, folks
The need to support, encourage, and be kind to our neighbors and boost our own resilience has never been higher.
To learn more about boosting resilience, check out the article,
8 science-backed ways to boost resilience during the COVID-19 crisis, by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic . https://www.fastcompany.com/90491308/9-science-backed-ways-to-boost-resilience-during-the-covid-19-crisis
He details why these eight things are important:
- Find meaning
- Get a mentor
- Practice mindfulness
- Get more sleep
- Stay physically active
- Embrace optimism
- Remember the power of humor
- Make an effort to project strength
If you feel DISTRESS from other types of loss or change
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may feel grief due to loss of a job; inability to connect in-person with friends, family or religious organizations; missing special events and milestones (such as graduations, weddings, vacations); and experiencing drastic changes to daily routines and ways of life that bring comfort. You may also feel a sense of guilt for grieving over losses that seem less important than loss of life. Grief is a universal emotion; there is no right or wrong way to experience it, and all losses are significant.
Here are some ways to cope with feelings of grief:
- Acknowledge your losses and your feelings of grief.
- Find ways to express your grief. Some people express grief and find comfort through art, gardening, writing, talking to friends or family, cooking, music, gardening, or other creative practices.
- Consider developing new rituals in your daily routine to stay connected with your loved ones to replace rituals that have been lost.
- People who live together may consider playing board games and exercising together outdoors.
- People who live alone or are separated from their loved ones may consider interacting through phone calls and apps that allow for playing games together virtually.
- If you are worried about future losses, try to stay in the present and focus on aspects of your life that you have control over right now.
MIFFLIN COUNTY COMMUNITIES THAT CARE
Mission: Through community collaboration, CTC will provide positive prevention initiatives to engage youth and families in supporting a safe and healthy community.
Vision: Mifflin County will be a positive, healthy, thriving community for our youth and families.