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These are strange times. I’ve spoken to a number of people in the last week who have likened the rapid changes we’re experiencing within our social systems to a Stephen King novel; not most folks’ idea of Utopia. I myself have wrestled with finding the balance between prudent action and panic-driven responses (#toiletpaper). So as I relay this message to you today – one that you’ll be reading days from the time I write it, during which time who knows what other changes will have taken place – I hope to give you some tools to find calm if you or someone you love is feeling worried and uncertain, to make sound decisions you feel good about, and to know how to move through the day-to-day in a constantly evolving situation.
Humans don’t do well with disruption. We are creatures most comfortable with predictability, routine, familiar patterns and surroundings. Above all, finding ways to maintain your routines and habits as best you can will settle your mind and body. We make better decisions and feel better about decisions that we make when we feel calm and grounded.
Tools that help:
VFT is pleased to continue to offer online and phone counselling sessions, and if a half hour check-in is all you need, we can do that too!
Blog Author -- Jodie Voth, RMFT
Jodie is a full-time therapist and owner of Voth Family Therapy. She enjoys working with teens and motivated adults who are working through transitions and relationship challenges.