Good Advice for a Pandemic
31 Mar 2020
As I have mentioned before, I read a lot of advice columns. Here are a few I've read that are especially useful right now.
- "How Not to Tank Your Relationship in Quarantine" by John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister. Great tips on keeping your relationships strong if you're suddenly spending many more hours a day together than you usually do.
- "'I Can't Stop Worrying About The Entire World'" by Heather Havrilesky. What to do if you're facing overwhelming anxiety right now.
- "Being Single Really, Really Sucks Right Now" by John Paul Brammer. I'm not single, but seeing a lot of single folks on twitter vouch for the goodness of this advice.
- "How Do I Deal With My Pandemic Guilt? by John Paul Brammer. For if you're grieving the things you're missing out on because of the pandemic, particularly big milestones like college graduation.
- "How do I help my friends? & social-distancing for extroverts" by Captain Awkward. Good advice on offering aid to friends who have it worse, and on maintaining connections with others & keeping anxiety at a minimum.
- "Hosting Troll-free/Playful/Interactive Virtual Events with Zoom". A comprehensive guide to the controls available to meeting hosts in Zoom, and best practices for hosting nice virtual events.
- "How do we make remote meetings not suck" by Chelsea Troy. I have learned SO MUCH about remote meeting facilitation from Chelsea. The piece linked here has the action items; the two pieces that came first in the series are also very helpful background info framing why the action items are what they are.
- "Therapy by Phone or Video Chat Kinda Sucks. Here's How to Make It Better" by Caitlin Flynn.
- Thinking of trying therapy for the first time? See Anna Borges's guide to "Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Therapy"
- "How to Work Out at Home, if You Absolutely Must" by Casey Johnston. You're probably hearing a lot about home workouts these days. What kind of results can you actually expect from them?
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