Dr. Summer’s 15 Tips To Survive Social Distancing During Coronavirus

Author’s photo courtesy MNS Media Group

BREAKING VIDEOS TO WATCH

 

1. Get a new planner and use it

2. Identify things you’ve been meaning to do at home but haven’t had the time to (ex: organize your space, declutter, spring clean, rearrange furniture)

3. Give yourself and loved ones “me time,” even if sharing space

4. Create a new routine (ex: hours for work, play, art and crafts, fitness, walk your fur child, me time)

5. Connect with family/friends via video chat/phone or set up a teletherapy session with a therapist

6. Take a walk or do at least one thing indoor that’s physical daily (yoga, workout video, play with your fur children —they need love, too)

7. Read a new book or listen to an audiobook.  If you’re more of a movie watcher, make a list of movies and get ready to check them off!

8. Learn to do something new with your food (a new recipe, meal prep)

9. Think of a new way to engage on social media and do it (Dance party anyone?!)

10. Make a vision board and/or engage in arts and crafts (tip: use some of the papers, newspapers and old magazines that you need needed to get rid of anyways)

11. Take a hot bath (add Epsom salt and/or essential oils for a boost of relaxation)

12. Create a list of daily affirmations and alternate the use of them daily

13. Practice Gratitude (ex: instead of complaining, think about what you are grateful for)

14. Drink water and stay hydrated

15. Cuddle your loved ones (including your fur children)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dr. Summer has carved her own niche amongst her talented relatives, which include Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans and others. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and her Doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis on Multicultural Community Psychology.  She is a plus model, advocate, author and philanthropist.