Action 3:

Allow yourself to grieve:

We all have suffered losses from the changes to our social order in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. We have missed meetings, family gatherings, parties and our students are contemplating moving on without graduation ceremonies and the chance to say goodbye to classmates. Others have lost jobs, even loved ones. Some of what we are feeling is anxiety about what is next, but some is grief over the losses. No matter how large or small, it is important to acknowledge and grieve the losses so we are able to move on.

The first two links are specific to the losses due to the pandemic and the response to it. The third article is more general, but has good guidelines on when to seek help.

HBR: That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is GriefThat Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

NYT: Grieving the Losses of Coronavirus

WebMD: What Is Normal Grieving, and What Are the Stages of Grief?