This is a back-to-school like no other! Usually, we talk about the flu or how often kids contract colds or run fevers. This year, Minnesota moms are bracing for an entirely different school year thanks to COVID-19. No matter how your school year is starting – in-person, at home, or a combination of both – we all know things could change in a moment. That’s why I thought it would be appropriate to switch things up a bit. Instead of talking about your kids, let’s talk about you.
Take a moment to consider how you’re feeling about this fall. Whether you’re going to be shouldering a bigger parenting load or home schooling, how will things look different this fall? Are you ready? Are you feeling anxious? Exhausted? Scared? Take inventory of where you’re at, what resources or support you need, and who you can reach out to for help.
Combat the Stress
Chronic stress can take a toll on your health. To reduce the impact stress has on your body and to help boost your immune system, make sure you’re taking time to do the things that fill your cup. You can quickly make a list of the activities that make you feel better. Then schedule at least one a week through the entire fall. Schedule a call with a friend. A bath. A workout. Do whatever it is that helps battle your stress.
Make sure that when you are planning your family schedule, you leave enough time for sleep. Easier said than done sometimes, but sleep does have real benefits for your health and immune system.
Peace of Mind
As we all head indoors for the colder weather, it’s inevitable that some of us are going to get sick—with a cold, the flu, or COVID-19. You can feel prepared to handle whatever comes, knowing you can get fast medical care from the healthcare experts at The Urgency Room.
Visit The Urgency Room if you feel very sick or have:
- High fever that lasts more than 3 days
- A severe headache
- Shortness of breath
- Vomiting or diarrhea that prohibits you from keeping down fluids
- Confusion or you feel unusually drowsy
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain
- Any symptom that worries you
This is a year like no other. So please don’t be hard on yourself. Take breaks when you need to. And gather the resources you need. We’ll get through this.
The Urgency Room (UR) is a state-of-the art medical facility specializing in the treatment of acute injuries and illnesses in adults, children, and infants. Staffed with board-certified emergency physicians, the UR is prepared to handle it all. If you need immediate medical attention and don’t need an ambulance come to The Urgency Room.