HEY – How arE You? (Part 4) – Stay in Harmony @ Home

Have you or any of your family members been moodier than usual, lethargic or overly frenetic? In the last installment of the HEY - How arE You series, we share [...]

Have you or any of your family members been moodier than usual, lethargic or overly frenetic? Our difficult emotions seem to surface more readily and tensions at home might be running a little higher than usual, but that’s a pretty common outcome of a crisis.​

Honest communication, active listening with a dose of patience thrown in, can help you come out of the pandemic with a stronger relationship with your loved ones. The importance of effective communication was also highlighted in the recent runs of Basic Client Engagement eTraining for SPD service staff doing remote support for clients. And these useful skills can be applied in our everyday interactions with our families and friends as well.

Keeping peace at home and with our neighbours has become even more important. With more chances for conflict and limited options to escape the home environment, figuring out how to maintain harmony is more important than ever.

Conflicts are inevitable particularly in times of crisis. Managing them constructively can greatly reduce strains on relationships.

 

Our seniors live for the trips to wet markets and coffee shop for a chat. So as their level of activity and human interaction decrease, this could make their behavior even worse.in

 

Active listening helps in relieving the pressure of high emotions and calms people down.

 

Get support if you need to talk to someone about what you are experiencing, do not hesitate to reach out. Remember, you’re not alone.

As we reach the final installment of HEY series, we hope it has been helpful for you during this period. These are challenging times for all of us, each in our different ways. So, if you know someone who may benefit from this series, feel free to share it with them too.

Let’s weather this storm together, and above all, be kind to each other.

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