- Maintain communication
Having meals together several times a week will support family life and natural communication. Set clear rules and display them in a visible place. Appreciate family members even for the little things. Talk about your feelings, don't be afraid to talk about the negative ones as well (they will pass one day).
- Develop safe forms of contact
Create a family video and send it to your grandparents right away. Send letters, small parcels or a piece of cake to the ones you love. Sing to your friends at their house. Make a quiz for friends. Enjoy contact and fun with pets.
- Increase your resilience
You don't have to run marathons, go for walks with a goal – to walk up a hill or climb up all the hills in Prague. Dance or run up the stairs. Limit junk food.
Find things you are grateful for. Dedicate energy to things you can change…
- Maintain and create family rituals
E.g. family cooking, reading aloud or singing, counting birds on a tree by the window, regular board game time (for Czech speaking families - you can download an unusual one here: https://www.empatikarty.cz/storage/app/media/podklady/empati_karticky_hra_DIY.pdf )
Or create a family pandemic scrapbook (it can be a digital or paper one) - once it's over, it will be a document about how you handled it.
- Do something for others
Do shopping for an elderly neighbour, decorate the house windows or garden, paint a picture and give it to someone nearby, it will be surely a pleasant surprise for them.