Self-care can feel like another chore on your to-do list when you are “time poor.” Many people are feeling extremely time poor right now due to the juggling of multiple roles at once (for instance being a full-time employee while simultaneously being a parent who is homeschooling). If you are feeling very short on time try to incorporate self-care in to activities that you already have to do … [Read more...] about Self-Care for the Time Poor
Coronavirus Related Issues
Your sleep quality can impact your mental health. Sleep issues are more common than you expect. In a recent study, researchers concluded that 10-18% of adults in the general population have sleep issues (Harvard Medical School, 2019). During the pandemic, falling asleep and staying asleep may be challenging due anxiety impacting your quality of sleep. Sleep issues and mental health issues are … [Read more...] about How Can You Improve Your Sleep Quality During the Pandemic?
You just recently had a child, possibly your very first, and everything thing is new and unknown. From how to manage time for yourself, to your unpredictable and shifting moods, to feeding your child with your own boobs, you're navigating many unknowns. You have no idea what is “normal.” You’re constantly worrying and questioning what you’re doing and what’s happening, and you just hope you’re … [Read more...] about Postpartum During a Pandemic
Teletherapy has been something always offered by many therapists, including yours truly here at Better Being Mainline. In the past, it was used as a backup plan for many clients and therapists when there was bad weather, or a client was traveling for work, etc. But, since COVID-19 and quarantine, teletherapy is no longer plan B. It’s the only plan. There has been a sudden shock to our world and we … [Read more...] about The Benefits Of Teletherapy During COVID-19 Quarantine
There are different levels of things not going well in a relationship during quarantine. On one end of the spectrum we have couples who are for most of the time getting along with only a minor dispute occasionally. Other couples are being tested by the time in quarantine and are noticing more frequent fighting, or that their fighting is more intense. While this is concerning, it can be managed and … [Read more...] about When Living Together Isn’t Going Well During Quarantine
Couples look forward to so many things when they think about living with one another…being trapped with your partner under quarantine during a global pandemic is NOT one of them. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re living with your partner for the first time during quarantine: This is not normal. And because it is not normal it is likely that both of you are not acting normally. … [Read more...] about Tips for Living with a Partner for the First Time During Quarantine