You have just been told that you won’t be able to return to your college or university campus the semester, and life just seems out of control right now. The routine and comfort you have established at your college is now gone, and you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you.
You are doing your best to keep up with your coursework online, but it just doesn’t even seem important right now. What is going on in the world with the COVID-19 pandemic makes everything else seem insignificant.
Your anxiety is through the roof right now, and you are feeling lost.
You may be familiar with anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges; or, you might be feeling some completely new emotions that are scary for you and your family. You might feel so overwhelmed that you are constantly fighting the urge to break down.
Here’s the good news- we can work through this together, one step at a time.
We can break down the things that are causing you stress into manageable pieces and talk about the following:
1. How to establish a routine that will help you adjust to a “new normal”
2. Ways to remain calm in the face of stressful news reports
3. Strategies for coping with feelings of panic or unrelenting worry thoughts
4. Self-care habits to maintain optimal mental and physical health during this difficult time
5. Processing the grief and loss you feel about missing out on this semester of college
You will get through this, and I’ll help support you as you navigate the waves of change.
You may not know this yet, but you have the ability to reinvent yourself, endlessly. That’s your beauty.Lidia Yuknavitch