DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Wellness Wednesday: Taking care of yourself post-pandemic
By Katrina Wagner /
June 2, 2021 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
The COVID-19 pandemic sparked fear and anxiety in a lot of people, and avoiding the virus wasn't the only health concern over the past year-plus: Protecting our general well-being also became important.
In a climate of stay-at-home orders and other lockdown restrictions, self-care meant something different, and it also looked different for many of us. Perhaps we couldn't lean on family and friends as we used to, or that quick walk or grocery run wasn't as easy or calming. Most of us also had to adjust to spending entire days without ever leaving our homes.
With more people being vaccinated daily, the world is beginning to open up. This challenges us to shift our behaviors to a hybrid that includes venturing out into the world and engaging in some of our pre-pandemic activities while still being cautious.
As we enter this next phase, here are some tips on how to continue to take care of yourself and prepare your mind and body to be a bit more social:
Remember to reflect inwardly and ask yourself, "What do I need?" Sometimes the answer might be time alone, while another time you may need to spend time with others or try something new. Shifting our mind, body and spirit to becoming more social will take time. Do it at your own pace, and take the precautions you need to have a good time and feel safe.