Of course, I mean social distancing, reinforcing that we must stay home/ Clean anything that comes into your house/apt. (mail, food packaging, etc.) and most of all the 20 second hand-washing advisement.
It is now a mystery that it is a time of stress. We are doing battle with an invisible enemy. We have seen on TV how our soldiers overseas, have to deal with non-visible bombs, weapons, mines and other devices designed to kill, undetected. COVID isn't all that different. We are under attack, and I can't think of anything more stressful.
The virus, itself, will take many lives. In addition, to those who are physically already compromised, the stress of all of this will have a major impact, as well, in my opinion.
This is certainly a new and different chapter in our lives. Staying "at home" 24/7 isn't what most of us are accustomed to doing. Yet, here we are, working from home, filing for unemployment, if applicable, dealing with our children 'round-the-clock' and family members. Even with our loved ones, this kind of contact with each other can take its toll.
What's important is what I stress constantly with the couples that I see. That is, to have gratitude, individually, and as a family. As long as you are well, your spouse/partner is well, your children are well - - that is the gift; the appreciation; the gratitude which must be emphasized. Do things together, which you didn't find the time to do. Work on puzzles. Paint a room. Clear our cluttered closets. Being aware of what has value to you, what is important to you will have a positive impact on your physical and mental health.
We will get through this ...TOGETHER. Keep safe and healthy.