1. Know that the separation is temporary
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To alleviate separation anxiety symptoms in adults — or even just general anxiety — physical activity can be crucial.
Staying active and busy makes the time go by more quickly, so your separation will be over before you know it. Keeping busy is one of the key ways I help my separation anxiety.
PS: It also helps with general overthinking.
You might feel sad to be separated from your partner for a period, but there are dozens of other people who would love to spend some of that time with you.
Sometimes experiencing and sitting with your emotions helps you process them. You know how they say a “good cry” can be really cathartic? This is absolutely true.
Let it out. Let yourself feel crappy.
You’ll feel better afterward and better able to manage your feelings. Sometimes it even helps you redirect your energy
Missing your partner? Channel that energy and do something sweet for the other person in their love language.
During the course of working at home, we've learned to keep ourselves intact in a system that requires us to provide instant feedback and urgent responses. We have also learned to crave the feedback of notification either auditory or visual.
Our hearts race when we hear that "ping". To lessen this feeling we must learn how to de-program ourselves from being connected all of the time. Learn how to disconnect from your devices and purposefully take some time off to cool down.
Commitment begins with desire. Each person has to want it and be willing to sacrifice for the other. It takes shifting the way we view ourselves and giving up something, in order to give to someone else.
Commitment requires open communication channels and an “all-in” mentality by both people. You both must learn to meet in the middle, with dual commitment for the present and future.
For the biggest benefits of exercise, try to include at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity (e.g. brisk walking) each week, 1¼ hours of a vigorous-intensity activity (such as jogging or swimming laps), or a combination of the two.
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