Are you tired of being quarantined?
Many of my clients including people who consult with me have complained that this quarantine is way too long.
The quarantine can also feel really long if you are stuck with people you find difficult to manage or deal with.
In this article I offer practical tips on managing challenging family while being quarantined with them.
This Corona virus scare has really put a lot of stress on the world. It has also created stress, uncertainty, and even depression or anxiety among many of the people who see me for counseling and consultations.
While shopping or running errands, I have heard others talk about how stressful a quarantine can be when you are so used to getting out, doing things, being active, and spending time with people you like and care about. It’s a major adjustment for us all. But thankfully there are things we can do to ease the tension.
Some ways to manage challenging family while being quarantined with them includes but is not limited to:
- Setting the boundary: Setting boundaries and making sure that family respect the boundary is important. There are many ways to do that.
- Focus on strengths: Even though you may not have a lot of faith in certain family members try to see their good sides and their strengths.
- Identify clear roles: Make sure that you identify the roles that are being played in the family. For example, you may have an organizer in the family or a controller who needs to have things set up a certain way. Instead of you also taking up that role try another role to keep the peace.
For more tips on managing challenging personalities during a quarantine, watch the video below:
I wish you well during this challenging time