We all have different ways of coping with stress. Since I started my daily walks at the first of this year, it has helped me immensely in dealing with my stress. During this time I've been unable to teach classes though, it's become even more important to me. So, obviously, exercise and movement are key to staying positive.
Have a focus. If you are temporarily unable to work, try choosing a project to work on at home. This could be the time to finally clean out your garage or your basement. If you're in the Enid area, I learned last night that Park Avenue's store is closed, but they are still accepting donations. So you can clear your clutter!
Take time to be kind to yourself. Read a favorite book. Take a bubble bath, whatever you enjoy. This applies whether you're working right now or not. If you are working, you're likely under increased stress there and you need to find little ways to care for yourself!
Give yourself and others grace. If you spend all your time being angry at what other people are doing, then this time in our lives is going to be really hard on you. This is difficult for everyone and you have no idea what someone else is going through-it's that simple. We all deserve grace and understanding all the time, but it's even more critical now.
It's okay to be sad. Whether or not someone else "has it worse" than you do-it's okay to be sad that your life isn't what you expected in this moment. Grieving what isn't is part of accepting what is.
Lastly, pray, pray, pray. Pray for those who are ill, pray for their families and their caregivers, and pray for each other. Just pray.