“The inner child is a metaphoric expression commonly used in the psychotherapist community. We were all children once, and we still have a childlike ego dwelling within us—the inner child is the unconscious part of ourselves.” —Diamond, Stephen A. PhD
“It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.”
I’ve kept large bottles of hand sanitizer in my bathroom and small containers in my vehicle or purse for years. I’ve been using the disenfectant wipes In the front of grocery stores for as long as they have been offered. I routinely wipe down car seats and spray inside my vehicles with disenfectant and always have a bottle of alcohol, witch hazel, and peroxide on hand without much thought, until now. Because of the mass hysteria and hoarding mentality associated with the coronavirus, life is more difficult than it needs to be. I did not panic and hoard toilet paper but I did purchase a few extra roles. I was in a store today, where a large number of shoppers showed up all at once and devoured the toilet paper. Some were talking loudly, others were on their phones alerting friends and relatives of the store’s location and announcing that toilet paper was being sold.
In these very weird times, we need to stay optimistic.
I was planning to write this article for some time now, since anxiety is a worldwide problem that affects a lot of people. My initial idea was to just share some tools aka coping mechanisms, that helped me in the past. This was my plan until recently, and while I will still execute it , in the light of recent events I feel it’s my duty to add something equally important.
What is self perception theory?
**Many of these tips are probably applicable to lots of other fields. However, I only have experience with mental health jobs, so that's why my focus is there. We all need to take care of ourselves!**
It is almost impossible to ignore negative aspects while being a member of today’s society. Negative topics are broadcasted in the news, share through feeds online, and multiply in people’s heads. It is hard to withdrawal from indulging in all of this, even if one were to isolate themselves from negativity on the outside. They can still ruminate inside your body and mind.
Losing academic skills during the weeks or months that school may be closed because of coronavirus quarantine is a serious concern, especially for teens who have complex coursework to complete. While carrying on with school lessons may not be feasible, there are ways to keep your teens from brain drain - and limit their video game time - during the coronavirus quarantine.
I know that you are probably being bogged down with articles about the Coronavirus pandemic in one way or another, but I wanted to reach out and provide you with some of my personal help if you are struggling with mental illness during this time.
We all know what Coronavirus is and what it’s capable of. It’s all affected us in some way, shape or form. Maybe you’re like me and work in the Queensland arts sector and have had your upcoming productions and the classes you teach cancelled because of new government legislation. Maybe, like me, you’re worried about how you’re going to be able to pay rent in a fortnight. Maybe even the next month. Or maybe, like me, you’re just plain scared about the people closest to your heart, especially your grandparents, catching it. Maybe you’re worried about catching it yourself. Maybe you just want it to hurry up and leave. Maybe you’re angry, hurt, frustrated or anxious. You’re allowed to feel all of these things and more. If you weren’t feeling anything, then that might be a bit worrisome.