When will life return to normal? Right now, there is no clear answer to that question. The uncertainty creates feelings of dread, anxiety, and grief among all of us. It’s exhausting. It’s getting old. And while some of us have lost family members and friends, we have all lost a feeling of safety. At the same time, for some, there have been a few positive aspects in the midst of the crisis. Some LGBTQ clients report that they have let go of the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). Others are discovering the pleasure of walks. Many people are reawakening to what is really important in their lives. Below are a few tips to help you manage the struggle and stress. I will also suggest how you might allow yourself more room for more pleasure, joy – and yes, even sex – during the COVID crisis.
Tips for Getting Through the Stress of COVID
Many LGBTQ people have learned to be self-reliant. You learn that fast when you are different from all of your classmates. We often deal with this challenge by getting prepared and getting active. That can be great for solving problems, but it doesn’t always help us manage our underlying feelings.