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Energy Conservation and Replenishment

Taking a Moment: Mindful ways to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Today, I'm going to talk to you about energy conservation and energy replenishment. You have to hold some of your energy, and you have to refill some of your energy in order to perform for the long haul. This surge might be longer, and it might be shorter. We don't know. So I wanted to give you a tip to make sure that you know how to check in with yourself and figure out how to replenish yourself and conserve. Society tells us that the best way to boost our energy is to exercise, eat [...]

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Using Imagination and Fantasy

Taking a Moment: Mindful ways to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Today, I'm going to talk to you about using imagination and fantasy to get through the moment. Sometimes our brain and bodies need to be able to concentrate on something that is joyful and pleasurable, something that we have gratitude for, but that is not in front of us. Through COVID-19, we're going to see a lot of things that we wish we had not seen, and we're going to have to do a lot of things that we wish we didn't have to do, and that's part of performing well as a t [...]

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Getting Sleep

Taking a Moment: Mindful ways to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Today I'm going to talk to about how to help yourself go to sleep at night. Sleep is so important in all that you're doing, and it's really important in recovering from what you see and feel during the day. If we're not getting enough rest, we don't have the capacity to make good decisions in quick ways and we need to be able to do that in preparation for our surge for COVID-19. So we have to be getting good sleep, and sometimes your body just needs to know that everything [...]

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Positive Affirmations

Taking a Moment: Mindful ways to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Today, I'm going to talk to you about positive affirmations. Some people also call these mantras. Basically, it is a phrase that you repeat over and over and over in order to bring yourself comfort and calm and soothe yourself. It can be anything you want it to be. What you want to do is think about that short phrase when you're feeling calm and comfortable. It should be succinct and something that you feel is true and honest that you can conjure up when you need it and you're not [...]

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Staying Socially Connected When Social Distancing

Taking a Moment: Mindful ways to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Today, I'm going to tell you about how to stay socially connected when you're socially distancing. We have been so accustomed to using touch and proximity in order to be connected to others. This is a real adjustment for some of us to be farther away from people and to not be at their houses and missing gatherings like barbecuing and other things that we used to do. So what I want you to think about is putting words to your attachment with people. Start saying how you feel about other [...]

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Talking to Your Children About COVID-19

Taking a Moment: Mindful ways to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Today I'm going to talk to you about talking to your children about COVID-19. A lot of you have asked me how to do that, and it's really important that you feel comfortable as a parent going home and explaining the pandemic the way that you want to, to your children. Our feelings are most important and parenting is incredibly important for you to be able to come to work and perform. So the tip of the day is talking to your children about COVID-19, and I want you to think about a co [...]

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