Face Masked, Truth Unmasked

How are you doing living in enforced solitude?

Solitary confinement and “time out”, once considered punishment, are now everyone’s daily life.

Now each of us has a chance to find out first hand how being in limited quarters affects our minds and attitudes.

As a therapist who values solitude for the undistracted context to securely, finely and accurately make sense of one’s inner life dynamics, coronavirus lockdown is a taste of heaven!

Depending on your willingness and familiarity with significant time to self-reflect, you may be a little less joyous than me about the current condition.

Since I have experience and satisfaction in self-reflection and reflecting together with clients on details of the ives people create for themselves, I’d like to give a few basic ways to approach living within lockdown.

My goal is to augment your appreciation of life after sudden removal from daily living patterns of a short while ago.

Living under the definition of “essential needs” designed by someone other than ourselves.

One major lockdown difficulty is rooted in the fact that adults are accustomed to deciding for themselves whether an activity or routine is essential.

Additionally, no one ever had to follow “social distance” rules in ordinary activity within public space.

Currently, we’re expected to live according to both these fundamental alterations in our everyday life, and to override our own opinion in these two matters.

If you feel intruded upon or irritated by the sudden need to comply with rules for daily living which you didn’t design, may not like or agree with, then consider yourself psychologically normal!

Lockdown Happiness, Or At Least Satisfaction!

If you simply wait restlessly for lockdown to be over and pick up life in near shape to the way it was when we were forced to shut down, then you’re missing a significant chance to evaluate what matters most to you and how to creatively develop these areas in our post-coronavirus world.

Instead, take advantage of the slower or changed pace of life.

More time and either fewer or changed responsibilities is an ideal formula to know yourself more deeply and from a new perspective.

Apply the inventiveness and will you utilized to adjust to lockdown, to rethink your standards and expectations in relationships, your place within your community, the purpose of work in your life, and any sector of your life for which you’ve waited for a good time to closely examine.

When lockdown starts ending you’ll have placed yourself in a strong start to living in newly emerging essential needs and truth of who you are!

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About Sherry Katz

Sherry Katz, LCSW is primarily a couples therapist who counsels partners and individuals of all adult ages, in relieving tension and unhappiness in their relationships. The spectrum of care in her practice includes recuperating from infidelity, clarifying and strengthening trust and communication, restoring and developing common ground for a relationship. Ms. Katz has a secondary practice interest in helping family members align themselves in response to caring for elderly parents, especially a parent who has Alzheimer's Disease.Old Stories, New Views Family Therapy

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