Managing the New Normal

Phew! Take a deep breath. We’ve come a long way. We’ve coped with multiple waves of Covid-19. We’ve worn out walking shoes, zoned out on zoom and got gratitude journals going. We’ve worked hard to keep our families and ourselves afloat. That’s worth celebrating.

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How are you feeling about Covid these days? Meh? Ok? Optimistic?

Happily, we’re moving beyond an Everything Zoom life. Let’s look at where we’re at. And how can we move forward.

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Canadians have found clever ways to stay connected and still be socially distanced. Now is the perfect time to look at who is in our lives. And who we can invite in. We can help our loved ones gain friends and share their gifts. As restrictions begin to lift, how can your family begin to reach out to friends and neighbours for social and fun activities?

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We’re getting there. We’re restoring our health and optimism. We are also finding ways to reconnect with family and friends. Now we can reach out even more. The possibilities are endless. What are some meaningful ways that families can begin re-connecting with their neighbours and larger community?

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What are some Covid-friendly ways that your family can connect with other families? Check out the fifth and final action guide in our Managing the New Normal series to learn more!

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Check out these different opportunities to connect with other families to get information, new ideas, have a great conversation or a little fun on Zoom.

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If you’re feeling the pressure and need a little support, here are some places you can call to speak with someone who can help.

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The best way to manage the second wave is to stay healthy and to be prepared. Below you will find some health tips to think about and to discuss with a health care provider.

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Now that the next wave has hit, it’s time to think creatively to get involved and connected again. We all need something to look forward to so get out your calendar, organize a friend or two, schedule a few special virtual events and have some fun.

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Covid has messed up all of our routines and many of the people we used to see are now off limits. We’ve come up with a few ideas you can intentionally act on to stay connected.

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As caregivers, we often hear this advice: Recharge your battery. Fill your tank. Put on your oxygen mask first.

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Over the past ten months, we’ve done our best to keep our families healthy. But this ongoing stress and uncertainty takes a toll on all of us.

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A special thanks to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services for their support in this project.

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