To say that COVID-19 is an emotional roller coaster is an understatement. That’s because there’s a very real existential fear and uncertainty as we charter into this new and unmarked territory of life. There is also the added pressure of being productive and staying positive while we are in quarantine. Although the idea of staying positive may seem far fetched especially now, it can be achieved with a good mindfulness practice.
Living a rich life while stuck inside can be difficult, but at Chateau La Jolla we always find new ways to make the residents smile. From hour-long concerts to serenade our residents who are sheltering in place to each of them doing their part to slow the progression of the Coronavirus, at Chateau La Jolla we are all in this together.
It’s strange to publish something about happiness, especially as the world faces the biggest health challenge in years. But perhaps now more than ever, happiness has a place in the world in mitigating the fear and anxiety we are all feeling. With our days filled with a new normal rotation of habits and emotions, it’s only natural to be frightened.
Staying positive when the news is all doom and gloom can be a hard, even for the most optimistic people. While it is true we need to take the Coronavirus Pandemic seriously, it does not mean we have to let it break us. Yes, it is impacting our economy and causing illness worldwide. And, yes, we see, hear and read about these topics literally all day. But in times of constant negative messaging, you need an antidote.
As we monitor the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic it has become clear that the best way to protect the wellbeing of the public, and in particular older adults is to offer some insight on the resources currently available. During this time of heightened awareness about public health and reducing risk of exposure for ourselves and those we care for, it’s very important for you to get information from trusted sources.