"Reframe thoughts and feelings of anxiety to how you can do good for others," she said.
"Communicate with each other. This is really important when you live together in close quarters, especially when you can't escape from each other. So you need to set up a place and a time to actually share your feelings and thoughts, and process them out loud," she said.
"If there's a dispute, start with something positive about that person or about what they do. Then mention [about] the behavior, how that behavior has affected you or the household or the family. But, don't accuse, don't be accusatory or blaming about anything. It's good to be constructive in that communication."
Lynch added that shared recreational activities can have a positive effect on the mood of everyone during a period that feels like confinement. She suggested board games, making collages, or watching movies together.
"Use board games, cards or even invent a board game," she further added. "This is a great thing to use our creativity that God intended and to start doing things for good."
Lynch offered a few suggestions for people living alone during the quarantine. She emphasized the importance of maintaining a schedule that involves exercise, community, and prayer.
She also suggested keeping a journal, and keeping in daily contact with friends or relatives.
"If you live alone, it's very important to make sure you have connections with others if you can't every day. So whether you set up a schedule with a friend or a family member to FaceTime or just talk to them on the phone. Maybe each day pick two people that you'd like to talk to and make a phone call to them, [or] ask your family to check in with you," she said.
"Why not write some letters to your friends and your family? You could write emails too. Start making the connection with those we've lost connections with, possibly, or with people we still have connections with."
The global pandemic is difficult, Lynch said. But she said that looking for opportunities to be grateful will help keep relationships stable, and help quell a sense of anxiety.
"Be grateful for your blessings. Have each member of the household write a list of what they're grateful for each day. It can even be the same things as days go on, because it'll start to really connect the positive neurons in your brain where you will begin to start to think positively first before you think negatively," she said.
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