Alissa Silverman, Psy.D

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June 1, 2020

Equation for Change

The current unrest in our country has hit close to home and brought on a range of emotions for so many of us. When combined with the effects of the current pandemic and the 24/7 news coverage, the days can certainly be draining, frustrating, upsetting, and scary on so many levels during these extraordinarily difficult times, here are a couple of tips that can help you move in a positive direction: 

1) Express your frustration – Talk to someone who will not pass judgment about what you are thinking & feeling

2) Focus on what you appreciate – Remember the good moments and what you truly value in life

3) Check your perspective – We all need to live with hope and belief that good will come out of all of this

4) Mindfully move your body – Get outside, breathe in the fresh air & exercise

5) Recognize triggers and find alternatives that make sense for you

When things become enormously overwhelming and the problems ahead feel insurmountable, think of 1 thing you can do TODAY and honor that. Tomorrow wake up and do it again

Now let’s make this a movement. 1 day, 1 person, 1 thing at a time, it may not help TODAY but over time it will, it has to. Hope + Belief + Forward moving (Positive) Daily Actions = Change

~with love & respect always

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