“I’m sorry, I’m not having guests over right now.” “Can you please wear a mask?” “You were just on vacation. I’m not comfortable seeing you right now.” “I’ve decided to put my child in daycare.” “I’ve decided to homeschool my kids.”
These are statements we may find ourselves making in an age of COVID-19. They may sound straightforward, but it can be hard to say things to others that could come off as offensive. But we all have different opinions and ways we like to keep ourselves safe.
In a new post from UCLA School of Public Health, tips from Dr Ilene Cohen on communicating your thoughts and feelings to others without feeling scared.
- Cohen, I. S. (2020, July). Setting Boundaries During Coronavirus: A Message for People Pleasers. Your Emotional Meter, Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-emotional-meter/202007/setting-boundaries-during-coronavirus