A Guide to Self Care while Social Distancing

A guide to how to take care of yourself and those you love when your stuck at home as a result of social distancing and self-isolation, and anxiety and coronavirus cabin fever begin to set in! Social distancing and self-isolation are critically important to controlling the spread of coronavirus. But they can also be extremely stressful and anxiety-inducing as routines are disrupted, the people you live with start to drive you up the wall, and you begin realizing just how important social interactions are in your life. To help navigate this new world of social distancing and distant socializing, our colleague Michael Bernstein came up with a great guide for self-care in novel corona times, based on his own experiences. We cover many of his suggestions in this video, and the full guide can be downloaded in the links below. As Michael says, “The weeks and months ahead will be challenging, but that doesn’t mean they have to be miserable. Knowing what social distancing and (voluntary) self-quarantine may entail is a great first step to being prepared and setting yourself up for a (possibly even) personally rewarding response to these trying times”. Self-Care in (Novel) Corona Times (LinkedIn): https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6646151529524973569/ PDF: https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/document/C4E1FAQErnNKHlksHOQ/feedshare-document-pdf-analyzed/0?e=1584892800&v=beta&t=ifyDTq8NRywl3xxCNppY3wTrWLijJKGyJw1wm_BqOTA CONTRIBUTORS Michael Bernstein PhD USEFUL LINKS Purpose of mitigation strategies CDC Community Mitigation Strategies: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html Observable Consequences of waiting: https://observablehq.com/@yurivish/dont-be-italy Medium Consequences of waiting: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca Types of mitigation strategies CDC steps to protect yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html CDC Manage Anxiety & Stress: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html CDC Caring for emotional health: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp Expectations of mitigation strategies Lancet: psychological impact of quarantine: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30460-8/fulltext Coping mechanisms NPR Make Working from Home Work for You: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/15/815549926/8-tips-to-make-working-from-home-work-for-you?t=1584375408693 NPR Coronavirus and Parenting: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/13/814615866/coronavirus-and-parenting-what-you-need-to-know-now The Atlantic Socializing during a quarantine: https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-quarantine-socializing/608020/ Becoming minimalist: practice resting (shout out to friend for this ref): https://www.becomingminimalist.com/resting/?f bclid=IwAR1e-QxPSQhvSs0xFnZm6gPYPQqLo-nFhdSWLqgLrbDK9VnkHc2sDugROyQ Compendia Google’s Coronavirus page https://www.google.com/covid19/ https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/ Resources for parents https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vR0gzeXQLzKi739PYsBm2y8-M5LG7tl2F2dBW4S8_1YSK91PhF40Ra3STl-UsjW0IS-00qE6_6G5JTB/pub Daily news aggregator https://cronyclecovid19.substack.com/p/covid-19-160320-catching-up-170845 RISK BITES Risk Bites videos are devised, created and produced by Andrew Maynard, in association with the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society (http://sfis.asu.edu). They are produced under a Creative Commons License CC-BY-SA Backing track: The Workshop. https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/the-workshop _____ Professor Andrew Maynard is a scientist, author, and leading expert on risk and the ethical and socially responsible development and use of new technologies. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, serves as co-chair of the Institute for the Advancement of Nutrition and Food Science (IAFNS) Board of Trustees, is a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research President’s Research Council, has served on a number of National Academies of Sciences committees, and has testified before congressional committees on several occasions. As well as producing Risk Bites, Andrew’s work has appeared in publications ranging from The Washington Post and Scientific American, to Slate, Salon, and OneZero. He co-hosts the podcasts Mission: Interplanetary and Future Rising, and is the author of the books Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies, and Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow. Andrew received his PhD in aerosol dynamics from the University of Cambridge in 1993, and is currently a professor in the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and an Associate Dean in the ASU College of Global Futures. More at http://andrewmaynard.net Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites

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