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Mental and Relational Health During COVID-19

If your mind feels like it’s on a freakin’ train ride, you’re not alone. We’re all living through this crazy out-of-control pandemic for the first time together (but also totally alone) and it’s making us feel intense emotions. But when fear, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, and anger pop up in your head there are things you can do to stop the insanity.  Dr. John Delony shares five concrete steps you can take to still your mind and calm down:

  1. Recognize what you can control, and let everything else go
  2. Make a plan for your day, every day
  3. Manage your stress, loneliness and sleep
  4. Protect your relationships
  5. Find ways to serve

You can’t control what happens tomorrow, but you can control how you respond to today. Remember, Hope is greater than Fear, and being calm is contagious.

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Dr. John Delony

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Dr. John Delony

Dr. John Delony is a mental health expert with two PhDs in counselor education and supervision, and higher education administration from Texas Tech University. Before joining Ramsey Solutions in 2020, John worked as a senior leader, professor and researcher at multiple universities. He also spent two decades in crisis response, walking with people through severe trauma. Now as a Ramsey Personality, he teaches on relationships, mental health and wellness. Learn More.