Mental Health

How JCTS is Staying Whole-Body Healthy

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Staying Calm

  • Download free coloring pages online
  • Download puzzle apps and other brain games
  • Experience what all the Mindfulness/Meditation fuss is about 
  • Focus on your skincare routine
  • Limit news and social media if you're getting overwhelmed
  • New York Times Meditation sounds​
  • Order a Paint-by-number kit
  • Podcast: Meditation Minis with Chel Hamilton
  • Shine Meditation App presents Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
  • Start a gratitude journal: spend 5-10 minutes each night writing down the things you are most grateful for… try to find 10 things per day
  • Take a walk around the block without checking your phone
  • Use your 5 senses to re-focus and lower anxiety: find 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, 1 thing you can taste
  • Worry Journal: jot down worries during the day/ before bed to get them out of your head

Staying Inside

  • Check out the Zencare Blog for a list of fun things to do during this time
  • Check out Stay Home Take Care for even more tips and activities
  • Help NASA save the oceans by playing a free game from the App Store 
  • Listen to Podcasts (Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Android, Spotify)
  • Take a Personality Test to learn more about yourself, your loved ones, and how you interact with the world
  • Tour ​​National Parks right from your home
  • Watch ​Some Good News ​

Staying Informed

  • The Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • World Heath Organization (WHO)

Staying Active