Self-quarantine can be challenging. After all, people are social creatures, and our society is set up to reflect that. Staying away from your school, workplace, and all social venues can take its toll on your mental health. Luckily, there are some things you can do at home to help ease this burden. Below, we will share some ways to cope during this difficult time.
Establish a Routine
If you are used to following a full daily schedule, then staying at home can affect your sense of self-worth. Setting up a daily routine will help you do meaningful activities in planned blocks of time. This might feel more familiar to you. Setting up a routine will also add structure to your day, which is very important for your mental health.
A lot of people are saying that not being able to see family and friends is the most difficult part of their quarantine. Luckily, we have lots of tech devices that can make it easy to stay in touch. Try to speak to someone you care about daily, whether that be via phone, email, or text message. You can also use video chat to virtually “hang out” with friends.
Move Your Body
Exercise has so many great benefits. Cardio activity gives the body a natural boost of mood-lifting endorphins. It’s also a great way to limit stress and improve focus while spending long stretches of time at home. Try to fit some mild to moderate activity in each day.
Talk to a Professional
If you feel like this is too much to deal with, then consider professional help. Lots of counselors and therapists are offering phone or video sessions, making it easy to care for your mental health remotely. Don’t be afraid to reach out if you need it.
Monitor Your Health
It’s important to maintain both physical and mental health during your self-quarantine. Take care of your body during this time and monitor any symptoms you might experience. We are posting the latest COVID-19 updates to our website so you can stay informed. Scroll through our site for more information, and call us if you need health assistance.