How Do I Stay in the House for Another 30 Days?COVID-19How Do I Stay in the House for Another 30 Days?<div class="ExternalClass3DD46F6EE3884328BEA7AAD74DDDA14F"><p>​Hi, I've been very upset and crying a lot. We have to stay in our house for another 30 days. I miss going to school, my friends and dancing every day. I wish I could take my cat and disappear. I do school online, but it's not the same. Sorry for being upset about this.​<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassF09550DD646F415886D4B1252422C865"><p>Thank you for reaching out to us. I can understand how frustrating it can be during these times. This is different for everyone and getting adjusted to the new situation can be hard. Crying is one way to let out the stress and frustration you are feeling, but also remember to work on your coping skills. I'll attach a list of coping skills if you are not able to think of anything. It's important to continue to focus on doing things you love to do, for example you mentioned dancing. Even though you are not able to leave the house, that shouldn't stop you from dancing or practicing.<br></p><p><a href="/Pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx?Topic=Anxiety">https://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx?Topic=Anxiety</a><br></p><p> Keep in mind, this will pass. We have to wait, but better days are ahead and we will get back to going outside and enjoying our friends and family. Many times we let the upset and negativity overpower our minds. Today, try to imagine the best. Right now, you are safe from the virus even though that means being in the house. Look for the positives and blessings of this day and dream about the fun you will have when this quarantine time is over.</p><p>Try some of the suggestions in this tip to help you get your thinking on the right track again:</p><p><a href="/Pages/Finding-Happiness.aspx?Topic=COVID-19">https://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/Finding-Happiness.aspx?Topic=COVID-19</a></p><p>Thank you, <br></p><p>Michele, Counselor<br></p></div>13

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