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Tips on taking care of yourself during COVID-19
Published: 3/27/2020

During these turbulent times, we not only want you to stay informed, but also to be sure you are taking care of yourself. With all of the unknowns associated with this pandemic we react like humans react. We may become anxious, fearful, display anxiety, and in isolated cases, may even become depressed.  
 
In addition to some tips below to ensure your safety and well being is a message from Judith Malinowski, PhD, Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Malinowski is valued and trusted colleague who assists the Novi Police and Fire Departments with pre-employment screening and on-going training.

Work from Home Tips

  • Maintain regular hours
  • Create a morning routine
  • Set ground rules with people in your space
  • Schedule breaks
  • Keep a dedicated office space
  • Use video chats like Zoom, Skype or FaceTime
  • Check-in with your co-workers
  • Over-communicate
Keep Moving!
  • Go for walks
  • Ride a bike or rollerblade
  • Practice yoga
  • Garden
  • Lift weights or do exercise
It is extremely important to get your information about COVID-19 from a reputable source. For accurate information, please look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), or Oakland County Health Department (OCHD).