During this global pandemic, we have all experienced to make changes to our day-to-day lives. We requested visitors to tell us how they retained connected and took care of their psychological well being around the last year. Here are some of their tales.

The Srikonda family

“Considering the fact that my son’s audio lessons are now virtual, I can hover close by pretending to be hectic and savor the times listening to him play. Bringing a pandemic pet into the loved ones has also been so fantastic for all of us. We’ve shared loads of laughs and spent time together in its place of in our separate corners of the house.”

Susan L. P. Srikonda
Promoting Communications
Columbus, OH 

Janice and Ed Piscitella on a hike

“Noticeably limiting our news consumption allowed us to target on critical problems even though avoiding repetitive tales. Many people today were being heading to the water as a indicates of escape, so we experienced to uncover new fly-fishing places that pushed us out of our ease and comfort zone but was ultimately very rewarding.”

Ed Piscitelli, Retired
Janice Piscitelli, Executive with Empower Retirement
Parker, CO

The Fitzpatrick family

“As a nurse in a healthcare facility that was strike difficult, I try to decompress on days off with my young sons. I uncover myself continually reframing damaging conditions for them. Instead of focusing on the destinations we are not able to go due to the fact of COVID, we uncover a awesome new location to investigate each individual weekend. Instead of focusing on the time absent from university, we target on the excess loved ones time. Target on gratitude, not the things we are missing.”

Ashley Fitzpatrick
Nursing Manager, Cardiac Lab
Closter, NJ

a man receives a greeting card

“I send out greeting playing cards to members of my church to keep in touch … and to dozens of strangers each month. On each and every card, I hand-publish an inspiring message to brighten the days of people today whose lives might be more depressed than what I often think mine is. Contentment is like jam . . . You are not able to spread even a small with out getting some on by yourself!”

Raymond Herzog
Retired Electronics Engineer
Middleburg Heights, OH

Paul Macrina

“As a collegiate athlete, the loss of spring lacrosse has been very tricky. I realized that so several other people today my age were being struggling to adapt to this new and crazy lifetime. I made the Survive Your Mind podcast so all people could communicate about their psychological well being.”

Paul Macrina
Pupil
Drexel College

Nicole Sheehan

“From the time my alarm goes off in the early morning right up until I get into mattress at night, I’m communicating with [my training colleagues] and I are not able to imagine accomplishing this year with out them.”

Nicole Sheehan
Quality three Trainer
Norfolk, MA

Kevin Gbolie

“My buddies and I would have common board video game nights at the time a month. The good news is, we have the know-how to take that on the internet. We get together around a online video phone, play some games, communicate, and get pleasure from some treats and beverages ‘together’ for a few hours. It is really a awesome escape from the news cycle.”

Kevin Gbolie
Local community Manager
Washington, DC

Robyn Hunt Vogel

“I meditate 10 minutes each and every working day prior to operate. Finding outdoors, with all the visuals and sounds, gets me to unplug, which has been critical to my psychological well being. I also print out inspirational offers and tape them anonymously on teacher’s doorways. Some days you just need to have a small really like.”

Robyn Hunt Vogel
Substantial College Aide
John’s Creek, GA

Kathy Ramsey

“Plan and structure, these as trying to keep bedtime the very same each individual night, were being critical, along with becoming grateful for fantastic food items.”

Kathy Ramsay
Retired
Latham, NY

Aine Lutes and her family

“I centered on strengthening my Irish language skills. It produced me not pass up siblings and an elderly mother or father again household as I really don’t know when I can journey to them.”

Aine Lutes
Banking govt
San Diego, CA