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Dr. Summer gives 15 tips to get through social distancing for Millenials and others

1. Get a new planner and use it

2. Identify things you've been meaning to do at home but haven’t had the time to (ex: organize your space, declutter, spring clean, rearrange furniture)

3. Give yourself and loved ones "me time", even if sharing space

4. Create a new routine (ex: hours for work, play, art and crafts, fitness, walk your fur child, me time). Create a visual chart for kids to reference

5. Connect with family/friends via video chat/phone or set up a teletherapy session with a therapist

6. Take a walk or do at least one thing indoor that's physical daily (yoga, workout video, play with your fur children —they need love too)

7. Read a new book or listen to an audiobook. Read to kids and get them involved in book choices. If you're more of a movie watcher, make a list of movies and get ready to check them off!

8. Learn to do something new with your food (a new recipe, meal prep). Get the kids involved in the cooking process.

9. Think of a new way to engage on social media and do it (Dance party anyone?!)

10. Make a vision board and/or engage in arts and crafts (tip: use some of the papers, newspapers and old magazines that you need needed to get rid of anyways).

11.Take a hot bath (add Epsom salt and/or essential oils for a boost of relaxation)

12. Create a list of daily affirmations and alternate the use of them daily

13. Practice Gratitude (ex: instead of complaining, think about what you are grateful for)

14. Drink water and stay hydrated

15. Have healthy sex, masturbate, cuddle and enjoy yourself, your partners and loved ones (including your fur children)

About Dr. Summer:

Dr. Summer has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and her Doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis on Multicultural Community Psychology.

Dr. Summer has always been committed to sharing her knowledge so she is often traveling to speak and present on topics such as Mental Health in Urban Communities, Multiculturalism, LGBTQ issues, bullying, gender and sexuality, mental and physical wellness, sexual behaviors and contraceptive use, and minority community issues such as access to resources. Her deep-rooted love for philanthropy plays a vital role in her level of awareness surrounding social and socio-economic issues, which drives her to utilize various platforms to educate, encourage, empower and uplift individuals.

Follow Dr. Summer: @DrSummerPhD

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