If there’s one thing everyone can agree about, it’s trying to survive while living through a pandemic. Our lives are no longer the way it previously was during the beginning of the year because things have changed drastically. Trying to keep in mind that everyone’s lives have been impacted, it’s hard not to feel bad for yourself and that’s okay!
Shannondale recently partnered with Joy Gaertner, an advanced loss and grief recovery specialist, by launching a video series with ways of cope with grief and loss. Joy shares that it’s beneficial to be kind to yourself during COVID-19 since life has been flipped upside-down.
For our residents at Shannondale and their families, this topic is especially important. In an effort to protect our residents’ health and safety, visitor restrictions are in place. This is very difficult as many families are missing the in-person interaction with their loved ones.
In this week’s video, Joy talks about the importance of self-care and how it can help people cope during this challenging time.
What is self-care? It’s the act of taking care of your mind, body and soul and practicing activities that can improve your personal well-being.
Joy can help walk you through the process of creating a new normalcy by restructuring your routine, realizing when you’re stressed and has other suggestions to help you feel more at ease with life. Ensure that you’re making time for your mental health by setting time aside for self-care.
If you’re in need of one-on-one consultations, for a fee, Joy is more than willing to help you overcome the grief that is holding you back from a happier life. To learn more, call (865) 963-9221 or visit her website.