As we near the thankful end of 2020, we look ahead with hope towards the light at the end of the tunnel, dreaming of better days ahead post-Covid. The collective stress, worry, fear and grief levels have been chronically high over the last many months. And the strain on relationships have had consequences too. We all can benefit from a deep breath in, slow exhale and mindful, compassionate attention to ourselves and those we love. This has been rough.
On my other site, LoveAndLifeToolbox.com, around this time I typically post a “Best of Emotional and Relationship Health” wrap-up. This year, I’ve adapted this a little to instead take a larger view at the entire library of content on that site to focus on providing the “best of” to help you get through the rest of this pandemic emotionally and in your relationships.
Here is a sneak peak of the list of article links on that piece called, Goodbye 2020: Best of LoveAndLifeToolbox.com to Get You Through the Pandemic.
Pandemic Fatigue is Legit
The Neuroscience of Resilience (series)
What is Family of Origin Work?
It’s Time to Talk About the Grief
Find the Good News
Same Storm, Different Boats but Something We All Have
Now is the Time to Strengthen Your Marriage (or Relationship), Here are 14 Ways
Relationships in Quarantine
Being in Relationship with an Adult Child of an Alcoholic
How to Be a Better Friend
How to Encourage Your Partner to Take Better Care of Themselves While Strengthening Your Relationship
Couples: Virus Fear vs. Virus Fatigue
Roadblocks to Forgiveness
Lastly, Something to Contemplate…
How Will You Be Different?
Again, you can find all of the articles listed above with links on my other site.
Now’s a great time to check your emotional health and relationship toolbox as we make our way through this tunnel. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the light, the reconnection, the peace of mind, the freedom, stability and joy of it all on the other side.
For many, additional support has been needed. My therapy practice and those of my peers have been at an all time high because of the profound need. If you are a California resident who could benefit from online individual therapy or couples counseling, see CaliforniaOnlineTherapyAndCounseling.com. If you are out of state, the Psychology Today Therapist Directory is an excellent therapist resource.
Happy New Year and be well,
Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT