Keeping Well with COVID-19
We recognize the impacts COVID-19 may have in your daily life related to well-being and the range of emotions that all of our communities have been and continue to experience.In light of this, we firmly believe that now, perhaps more than ever, is the time to be working towards better well-being. As we continue to navigate this time, we are here for you.
We have curated resources, activities, and exercises to help support you. By cultivating healthy coping skills, we can feel more connected and in tune with our environments, bodies, and the present moment, in an otherwise uncertain time.
- Symptoms of COVID-19
- Prevention and protection tips
- Information about COVID-19 and those who are high-risk
- What to do if you suspect you are sick
Wellesley College Public Health Guidance
Community immunity and staying healthy
- Healthy habits from the Balance Health Educators (BHEs)
- How to boost your immune system
- Facts and myths about immunity
- How do vaccines work?
- Physical distancing information from Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Sex and Coronavirus
Check out the video below for tips on Healthy Habits and Community Immunity from the Balance Health Educators!
Resources and information
Meditations and mindfulness
- Free guided meditations from Headspace
- 6-minute guided meditation using the STOP method
- Loving kindness meditation
- Staying connected to others and ourselves
Videos from Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Switching to hybrid learning can be a big learning curve. You may also find your motivation and concentration affected due to higher levels of stress related to COVID-19.
To help you stay productive, check out these tips:
- Get into a routine
- Use a planner/scheduling tool to help you stay organized
- Create daily and weekly schedules for yourself; include breaks and meals
- Plan fun things when you hit your goals
- I.e. Call a friend or watch a new episode of your favorite TV show
- Get up and go to sleep at the same time each day
- Engage in healthy movement
- Exercise can increase energy, sharpen focus, and improve memory
- Take a break and try desk yoga or some light stretching
- Make your setup more ergonomic
- Try a DIY standing desk
- Connect with others
- Maintain perspective
- Focus on one task at a time
- Remember your why
- Why is your education important to you?
- How is it helping your future goals?
- Why are you passionate about your chosen subjects?
- Be proud of yourself and celebrate, being able to finish the year amidst all of this is amazing!
We know that recovery is often built on being in community and supporting one another, and COVID has presented many challenges to previous ways of being in community with one another. However, we have compiled online/digital resources to help support your recovery during this time.
It is very common to experience difficulty sleeping, quieting a racing mind, or unwinding from the day with everything going on in the world around us. However, rest is one of the key ways to boost our immunity, recharge our mental health, and ground ourselves.
Please see the resources below to help you achieve more restful sleep: