The pandemic has turned many aspects of our lives inside out. If you’re feeling stressed, confused, or you’re looking for a little guidance, we got you.
For your work life:
- How to work from home if you’ve never done it before. Most importantly, keep a schedule and set boundaries. (New York Times)
- What to do if you can’t work remotely. Ask about what precautions have been prepared for you. (NPR)
For people who are anxious:
- Start by knowing how your body responds to anxiety. Unplug if you have to — staying tuned in 24/7 can definitely make things worse. (Harvard Medical School)
- A brain hack to break the anxiety cycle. Replace worry with habits that are more naturally rewarding. (New York Times)
- How to talk to your kids about the coronavirus. Don’t be afraid to do it, just be developmentally appropriate. (Poynter)
- How to keep them entertained while you’re socially isolated. Routines help. So do theme days, and things you can do together. (Washington Post)
Great links to share with others:
- Why outbreaks spread exponentially (Washington Post). This amazing simulator shows how quickly an outbreak can spread — and how effective social distancing can be.
- Why it’s important for young people to self-isolate. Gathering in groups will only speed up the spread. (New York Times)
- This will make you smile: Quarantined Italians sang their hearts out. The resilience of the human spirit rang out from balconies nationwide. (Vox)