Create a Schedule
You can structure your day so that you don't feel overwhelmed with any one thing. Grab a planner and three colored pens, said Melissa Mueller-Douglas, LMSW, licensed social worker and founder of MYRetreat. For each day, write one way to connect with your family, one way to connect with a friend, and one daily self-care practice, using a different color for each. "Try this method out for a week," Mueller-Douglas said. "Notice the days that you felt joy and the days that you felt drained. Take a look at what helped your mood and what hindered it."