We’ve all lost things during the Covid pandemic: whether it’s being with loved ones, our usual routines, income, school, big events, etc.
So how do we find the positive after loss?
All month long, I’ll share free worksheets from my partner, Mental Health America as part of Mental Health Month’s #Tools2Thrive theme – tools to help you make small changes that have a big impact on your mental health. This week’s exercises will help you look for the good, and show you how to rethink difficult situations. ️
Download the free Mental Health Month Toolkit at mhanational.org/may, then look for the “Finding the Positive After Loss” handout.
Other tips to help you get by:
- Try to see your experience as strength. Going through the pain of the pandemic can make us stronger. Learning to carry on helps give us the coping skills we need right now, and they’ll also help us with tough times in the future..
- Do things that make you happy. Pampering yourself can help you remember how to feel good after dealing with a difficult situation, and bring you back to a place where you can appreciate all the positive things life has to offer. Choose something that makes you feel good… whatever that may be.
- Don’t be afraid to get help. It’s normal to have trouble adjusting to life during these uncertain times, but if you can’t seem to function or just don’t know how to feel better, get help. Ask your primary care provider for a mental health professional referral. If you don’t have insurance, look for services with payment assistance at samhsa.gov/find-treatment.
I’m right there with you, friends. This is a tough time for us all.
Take good care,