At the beginning of this semester, chances are you didn’t see yourself living and working in isolation or constantly being encouraged to embrace previously extreme anti-social behaviors. Yet, here we are.
The good news is, we’ve kept it together so far this semester and now we’re in the homestretch! Musketeers, you’re almost at the end of the school year and maintaining your personal health and overall wellness is just as crucial now as it’s always been.
While the initial turmoil around COVID-19 has begun to simmer down the more we adjust to it being part of our reality, the resources we’ve made available to you earlier in the semester are still in full effect. We have no intention of letting up on providing our support as we near the end of the semester, and we hope you have no intentions of letting up on your selfcare.
What exactly is selfcare? Simply put, it’s taking care of yourself. Of course, in the midst of a pandemic, it can look a bit different than it normally would and in fact, it should. Selfcare is more than just maintaining the body. During a time where isolation is required and physical human interaction is discouraged, your mental and emotional state can be just as much at risk.
The list goes on, and so do the original tools we’ve provided from day one to assist you in staying on track with your selfcare.
The official Xavier coronavirus page is kept current for your convenience, so feel free to use it for timely updates on all things COVID-19.
Xavier psychology alumnus Brent Stevenor (BS 2017) recently published an opinion piece in his hometown online newspaper, The Massillon Independent, titled Tips for balancing work and home during COVID-19 pandemic. In the article, Stevenor, who is a PhD candidate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University, provides useful advice for people working from home.