Secondly, instead of fighting reality, we better save our energy for constructive activities that continue to fulfil us and that will help us ground in the here-and-now such as gardening, cooking, house projects or painting. Exploring new activities will even cultivate our resilience by opening new ways of living and thinking and making us grow as a person. Let’s step out of our sandbox and try kickboxing instead.
Nurturing our relationships is a third support to keep us in balance. Meeting with friends over the weekend, zooming our parents on a regular basis, or having a weekly movie night with our family will refuel our batteries and provide anchors for what is to come.
And last but not least, we shouldn’t forget to sleep and eat well, exercise and be mindful of ourselves and our loved ones by connecting, saying no when needed, and feeling gratitude for what we have.
These four buoys will help us, and our children to cope with the situation we are in. Then “back to school” all of a sudden means, using Pauline Nord’s words from her opening speech: “Back to Better”.
(Credit: Elemental Medium)