Connection is life. It is important during to maintain relationships and to engage with others during the pandemic. Put down the electronics and have a family game night. Or connect with family and friends that you can’t visit in person via Skype or Facetime. Keeping healthy connections is good for everyone.
Sometimes family members can be harmful to our mental health, whether they mean to or not. If you are dealing with a toxic family member, be sure to identify what you want out of the relationship. From there you can set boundaries. Most importantly, don’t try to change them. Instead, work on improving in your own goals and adjust and enforce boundaries as needed.
If you need a subtle grounding technique to do at work, try playing a categories game in your head. Select a category, like “desserts” and mentally list as many things from that category that you can think of. You can give yourself a time limit or go until you can’t think of anything.