Life changes fast and often. With what has been currently going on due to the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, many teens lives have been tossed around and left in uncertainty. Sure, it’s nice to have a little break from school, however dealing with lack of social interaction and uncertainty, (not to mention being in the same space as your family!) can leave even the most school avoidant person wishing they were back in those hallways and classrooms. As a mental health therapist to teens, many of my clients have been trying to adjust to this new way of life. It has been hard, to say the least, so I wanted to provide some insight and tips on how to deal with the current anxiety and cabin-fever you may be feeling. 

3 Tips for Teens during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

  1. Exercise: If you are anything like me, you’re not enthused about exercising, however exercise boosts adrenalin, and endorphins in our body which leave us feeling excited, and in a great mood after it’s done.
  2. Journal: We are living in a time like no other. You are quite literally living through history. Journaling helps workout feelings and experiences, while preserving historic things for the future. Journals are great ways to get out thoughts and feelings in a productive way. 
  3. Get some space: When at all possible, get some space from your family. Take a walk, go in your room, or simply just ask for some space. 

While we are living in scary times, we also know that as Christians we are called to trust God when everything seems to be falling around us. It is probably one of the hardest parts of being a Christian. Time and time again, in the Bible, we see God come through when all hope seems to be lost.  There is no greater example of this than Christ’s death and resurrection. When Christ was crucified on a Friday, all hope seemed to be lost. The disciples and followers mourned, but then there was Sunday. Sunday changed everything. Sunday was the resurrection. 

May you be comforted in the hope that Sunday is coming, that this will eventually end. There is hope and while we wait, I encourage you to take care of your mental health during this time. God is with you, and you are loved!

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