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After enduring months of sustained crisis from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many people are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress in multiple areas of their lives — it’s what medical experts are calling “quarantine fatigue.”
Poppy Life Care offers educational programs and information to help boost your mental health, engage in physical activities with your family, and our staff can meet one-on-one with you to address you and your family’s concerns during this time.
We’re here to help!
Here are Some Coping Tips from Poppy Life Care
COPING TIP: NUTRITION
It’s important to try to maintain healthy eating habits to ensure that your brain can manage stressful situations. Resist the urge to snack on “empty” calories; instead, focus on vegetables, fruits, whole grains and proteins. Click here for recipes that can help boost your brain health.
– From Shelly Xu, Poppy Life Care Nutritional Program Manager
Meditation can have a powerful immune-boosting effect. During meditation, you break yourself out of “fight or flight mode” and activate the restful qualities that help to preserve physiological balance and your body’s own healing mechanisms. Click here for pre-recorded meditation practices that you can access any time.
– From Jen Perou, RN, Poppy Life Care Meditation Instructor
COPING TIP: YOGA
The yoga poses Downward Dog, Bridge and Seated Spinal Twist stimulate your respiratory and digestive systems (key immunity areas), and improve their function. Overall, yoga can be a potent contributor to reducing tension you may be holding in your body. Click here to view pre-recorded poses to help you reduce tension and stress.
– From Quinn Hopp, Poppy Life Care Yoga Instructor
COPING TIP: MINDFULNESS
Processing the day’s news and your associated feelings can interfere with how quickly you fall asleep and affect the quality of your sleep. Mindfulness practice encourages non-judgmental awareness of the present moment, and can help you let go of persistent, stressful thoughts and embrace sleep. Click here to read more about mindfulness.
– From Nikki Carter, Poppy Life Care Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor
Here are Some Coping Tips from Poppy Life Care Partners
COPING TIP: LIFE COACHING
For many children with autism spectrum disorder, having a daily routine is a must. In times of crisis, however, they cannot just “roll with it”. It is important to model behavior that can demonstrate to your child a structure in which routine can be found, even (and especially) in both continually changing and restrictive situations. Creating visual schedules to reflect on-going changes is a valuable tool to increase your child’s understanding of situations like a quarantine.
– From Susanna Peace Lovell, Life Coach for Special Needs Families
COPING TIP: ACTIVITY
Staying at home has taken away childrens’ ability to be active at school and during extracurricular sports or outdoor activities. It’s important to get moving! Increased activity is associated with enhanced mental health, improved mental function, aspects of self-esteem, and reduced depressive symptoms in young people. Click here to access activities that you can perform at home.
– From Tony Everett, Founder & Chief Play Maker, Pure Game