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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it—right now, we’re all living some form of Option B. Many of us are experiencing anxiety and loneliness. For those dealing with hardships like abuse, loss of a loved one, and financial insecurity, this crisis is even more difficult.
Our team has compiled a variety of free resources to help, including an excerpt from the best-selling book Option B and a collection of digital cards designed to acknowledge the range of emotions your loved ones may be feeling right now.
In times of deep uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to remember that resilience isn’t fixed—we can become more resilient over time. We’re sharing this excerpt from Option B to help you find small ways to build resilience in the face of this crisis.
It’s easier to navigate hardship when we practice self-compassion. As we cope with overwhelming changes alongside fears for our health, finances, and futures, just taking a moment to remind ourselves that it’s okay to struggle—and to celebrate the things we’re doing well—can make a difference.
If someone you love is struggling right now, reach out and invite them to talk about what they’re going through. You don’t need to have all the answers. Just listening and letting them know you care will help.
We need each other now more than ever, so if you’re thinking of someone, don’t wait to reach out. Supporting others can be as simple as texting a neighbor who lives alone or inviting a friend to talk openly about the fear and uncertainty they’re experiencing.
Eight ways to show your support for friends and loved ones when distance keeps you apart.
In the face of something as sudden and far-reaching as the COVID-19 pandemic, we can feel powerless. Although we want to support each other, we often don’t know where to start. But even the smallest acts of care can help others and contribute to renewing our sense of strength as individuals and communities. If you’re looking for a way to take action, we’ve compiled the tips and resources below to help you get started.
You can let your loved ones know you’re thinking about them by sending an #OptionBThere digital card. We created these cards to help you acknowledge the range of emotions that someone you care about could be feeling right now—from grief, fear, and loneliness to frustration and exhaustion—and to give you an easy way to make them feel seen and understood.