Hang in there however you can

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This week, the beginning of spring can create a new beginning for all of us around the world.  Learning how to be connected and loving toward each other while being physically distant.
Are you afraid? Are you getting panic attacks?  Are you bored and can’t stand it anymore? Are you finding yourself in a bind with your relationships at home? Are you wondering what the fuss is? Are you determined to buy a gun and guard yourself against all others who might endanger your safety? Are you worried about how to pay your rent or mortgage? Are you responsible for your family financially and have no idea what to do?  Are you at a loss of what to say to your children when they keep asking you why they can go back to school to see their friends?
You have every right to all of those concerns and emotions. Your emotions are normal and need to be addressed.
You have the right to be afraid of your own health and the health of your loved ones. Let’s see what is in your control, what can you do? take social distancing seriously, wash your hands repeatedly, refrain from touching your face, boost your immune system, exercise to keep your stamina up, and meditate to calm yourself down.
What can you do with being bored? learn a new language or musical instrument, organize your home, write your life story, learn to paint, recite poetry, read all the books that you have not had time to read, watch movies, play board games with your family, and allow your creative and playful side to shine.
Too many long hours with your spouse and children and you are getting saturated and need your cave time?  then communicate it and take it.  Arrange a time with your family to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner where you spend quality time with each other and then everyone can go to their corner and do their own activities in between.  Go out for a walk when you know you need your “me” time.
If you are not taking this matter seriously and think it is just an overreaction, then please honor others,  all the ones that you love and keep them safe, you could infect or be a transmitter of an infectious virus to others.  The new report says that 30% of US cases have been among 20-44 years old, so please be a team player and do your part.
I do not recommend protection by purchasing a gun since I do not promote violence.  If you don’t own one and don’t know how to use one, you probably will not be able to use it effectively at the time of high stress and might end up hurting yourself and others in your household or worst, add a gun to the robber’s collection when they will take it from you.
Financial worries are at the height of many people’s concerns.  look at what the federal government is offering so that you can get support from.  Cut down from non-essential expenditures.  Ask for help from friends or the family if you need it. Look for temporary jobs that are posted.
Your children need activities to keep them occupied.  get creative and find tasks, home projects, or art projects to do together.  Have them video chat with their friends and peers for socialization.  Take them for a walk, run, bike riding and so on.  Let them know that we are all staying home to keep ourselves and each other safe and as soon as all of us have a handle on this virus that we will go back to our normal routine.  Create a weekly schedule for your family and post it in the kitchen.
We will get through this, let’s utilize this time to learn new skills and new ways of dealing with the new reality.
Keep healthy and safe
Wishing you a healthy and prosperous year ahead
Love
Foojan

About Dr.FoojanZeine

Dr. Foojan Zeine is an International Speaker, Psychotherapist, Life Coach, and the Author of Life Reset – The Awareness Path to Create the life You Want. She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She practices in Beverly Hills, Irvine & Woodland Hills, California offices and online via audio/chat or video. Her expertise is in Intimate Relations and Addictive Behaviors. She has extensive experience treating Depression, Anxiety, Traumas, and Domestic Violence. Foojan is the originator and the author for “Awareness Integration” psychotherapeutic model, which is a multi-modality approach and intervention toward minimizing Depression, Anxiety while improving Self Esteem and Self Confidence. This Method has been published with multiple research. Foojan hosts the “Inner Voice” show in the KMET1490AM/ ABC Radio. She is a guest speaker in many universities including Harvard, MIT, UCLA, USC. She has been a guest in the Dr. Phil show in CBS, Fox, Voice of America Television Programs; KPFK 90.7, KIRN 670AM. www.Foojan.com
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