Please find free printable routine cards below to help you and your loved ones adjust to this new normal. Establishing a routine will provide young ones/everyone with expectations and defined roles of participation which will reduce anxiety. These are basic building blocks for your day, so please customize away and be flexible. Print, cut out, choose a few to place on the wall or fridge and try it out!
Take a deep breath.
Be gracious to yourself and to others. Everyone has been disrupted and is a little scared, but we all are in this together.
Alyssa Cruz-Lockner, LMFT
San Diego therapist
Hello my fellow coronavirus shut-ins!
Family Project Ideas:
Clean the garage
Picnic in the backyard
Paint the inside or outside of the house
Fix up the bikes
Plant a garden
Family food competition
Stream a work out
Support any front line workers you know
Write notes to your neighbors, especially elderly, offering to help share or shop for them
If you have enough---share
Call your friends and see what they need
This is an amazing time to show love to others
Practice Instrument=Learn Something New
What have you always wanted to learn? It's youtube time! You can also contact musicians and artists for facetime lessons--they're available and need the income.
Water color painting
Learn a new language
Learn to sketch
Learn to cake decorate
Take singing lessons
Take a free college course online
Sit in the sun for 5 minutes every day and try to keep the same schedule the sun does--don't go nocturnal. Be flexible, there aren't times on the cards for a reason. Don't demand 2 hours of school from your child or yourself if that is not flowing today, just move on to the next thing on the schedule. Cuddle, cuddle, cuddle --we all need hugs, affection and comfort and we will need extra when dealing with anxiety and uncertainties at a time like this.