ADVICE SHEET TO BETTER SUPPORT CONTAINMENT
- I keep a rhythm: I get up, eat and go to bed at the usual times.
- I take care of the quality of my sleep and don't hesitate to do relaxation exercises, heart rate exercises (Respirelax application for example), meditation, or drink herbal teas... to help me.
- I stay informed from official sources (to avoid fake news) BUT I limit my exposure to the media so as not to increase anxiety unnecessarily (1 to 2 times a day, max 30 mn).
- I take a step back from my reactions by acknowledging them and normalizing them: the situation is abnormal, it is normal to feel stress BUT I remain objective about the means I have at my disposal to deal with it: barrier gestures, confinement, telephone and social networks to keep in touch with my loved ones, pleasant activities to take my mind off things (reading, music, films, games...).
- I allow myself to confide my difficulties and share my worries with a relative and call him/her when I feel the stress mounting. I can also put myself in contact with professionals: my attending physician and or my psychologist-psychiatrist, my department of preventive medicine.
- I practise a physical or sporting activity at least 30mn per day: videos and sports program of SUAPS, gymdirect on Youtube.
- The "Rendez-vous Sport AMU".
- All the information on sports activities :
- 7. I keep in touch with my friends and family and share light-hearted discussions with them.
- I talk about the Covid 19 with my children and encourage them to ask questions in order to answer their concerns and clarify their misunderstandings. I help them to express their emotions and feelings (boredom, fear, anger,...) and to rationalize them.
- I create with and for them a list of contacts "in case of need": emergency numbers, attending physician and people to prevent.
- I make sure that they can keep in touch with classmates or children of their own age, for example by creating a support group on Skype or Google duo so that they can share school time.