This is the time of year, with the beginning of 2021, students returning college, the return to work after the holidays, kids returning to school, and COVID-19…changes for personal growth, new phases of life, opportunity to learn, gain insight, or develop new skills with such limitations. Is this a time for setting new goals in a new way??
It may be the time to consider exploring how to cope with the continued stress in this New Year and COVID-19 with stress, anxiety, problems trying to manage the schedule with kids at home and work, working through being creative with the limitations since March, 2020, dealing with communication issues in relationships-families, couples, teens, peers-this may be the time to evaluate to make some good positive changes.
Changes occur, in normal times, with divorce, parenting, school, grief and loss, health related concerns, and other topics. We now to focus on different ways to cope with social distancing, being unable to socialize, coping with matters of limited access to activities formerly actually taken for granted-dining in a restaurant, going to the gym, visiting with friends, so many changes.
What are you needing to do differently during this pandemic? Are you faced with parenting a teen and this is new to you? Are you experiencing divorce and trying to find your way in a new place in life-single, with or without children, and trying to learn about making new opportunities for growth? Are you stressed and this is affecting your health? Are you anxious with having some serious symptoms which are concerning to you?
If there is assistance, consider counseling or life coaching services, as it just may be what is needed during the challenging times.