At Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, we know as the days of self-isolation drag on, many of our Macomb County families are getting more than a little stir crazy. The pressure to try to work from home, help children with schoolwork and tackle all the technological and other challenges we’re facing, can make for a stressful situation to say the least. Now more than ever, it’s a good idea to take a break as a family and find some constructive ways to recharge. Below are a few ideas.
Around the World—where would you like to go? Take a look at a world map and have each family member take a turn choosing a destination he or she would like to visit. Do some investigating. How would you need to travel to get there and how long would it take? What are the major attractions? What type of food would you find there? Maybe even consider taking what you learn and have a vacation destination dinner night with foods, customs, and decorations inspired by the places you “visit.”
Messages of Hope—one the best strategies for coping with our own problems is by focusing on others. Brainstorm as a family and think about extended family members and friends who might be particularly lonely at this time because they live alone or just people you miss being with. Put together a care package with inspirational quotes, scripture verses, poetry, handmade artwork and mail it out to those in need.
Scavenger Hunt—have each family member choose an item that has special meaning to them and hide it somewhere around the house. Then write clues that direct each other to your hiding spots. Once all items are found, share why you chose your item and the reason why it is important to you.
Hopefully, we’ll be getting out of isolation sooner rather than later. In the meantime, remember that we are here for you. If you have a foot or ankle problem, don’t hesitate to contact our St. Clair Shores (586) 779-6140 office. We have put extra measures in place to protect patients and are also offering telemedicine services where appropriate. To learn more, click here.