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As we experience another week of social distancing, we recognize that such practices may be difficult for many of us; creating feelings of loneliness, frustration, and burnout as family caregivers. It may be difficult to find time for ourselves as we juggle the increase of demands to our daily lives while we remain isolated at home. At Abramson Senior Care, we strive to provide unique opportunities for support for our clients and families; especially during times of high stress.
One way that we can help alleviate some of our daily stress is by practicing mindfulness. When we are practicing mindfulness, we are paying attention to our surroundings, being present in the moment, and focusing on the here and now instead of worrying about the future. Mindfulness, often coupled with meditation, can be a great enhancement to our mental health and can help ease feelings of worry, anxiety, and fear; creating a sense of calm that we all could use at this particular time.
There are many ways that we can adapt mindfulness as a consistent daily practice in order to enhance our daily life. Some ideas for incorporating mindfulness into our daily routine are listed below. We hope that you find these suggestions useful and fulfilling for you and your loved ones.