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

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)


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.