How to Combat Cabin Fever During Quarantine
Going a little stir-crazy during quarantine? Need a little help getting out of that funk?
These isolating times are a bit tough on us for so many reasons. Being separated from those we love mixed with nothing but uncertainty about when this all will end isn't the best concoction.
It's certainly enough to drive us all mad, though we want to make sure that doesn't happen. We rounded up a few ways to combat cabin fever during quarantine, so check 'em out now!
Nature is incredibly healing. Getting some fresh air can really do wonders, so don't be afraid to take a nice walk around the block. If that's not something you're ready to do, sit in your backyard, front porch, or balcony. Heck, you can even bring the outdoors inside if you want. At the very least, open a window and let some fresh air cleanse your palate.
Create a Schedule
Whether you're working from home or dealing with unemployment, it will benefit you to create a schedule. Routines allow us to hold ourselves accountable and that's something we have to do a bit more of in quarantine. You don't need to schedule out every little thing. Start with what time you'll wake up, when you'll go to bed, and when you'll eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Then you can fill out the rest according to what you have to do.
Take a Break
Somewhat inline with the point above, be sure to take a break. Some of us have workaholic tendencies, even in quarantine, so don't hesitate to take time out of your schedule for some R&R. We know being in quarantine may feel like a break in it of itself, but it really isn't. There's a pandemic going on, so you owe it to yourself to rest when you need it.
Connect With Friends and Family
For those of us who aren't in quarantine with our family or friends, being away from them can really take a toll. Thankfully, technology exists to help us better connect with our loved ones. It's not at all the same thing as face-to-face contact, but it'll have to do for now. Be sure to check in with your family and friends whenever you get the chance. That could even be something you add to your schedule.
Try Something New
Have some free time on your hands? Why not use it to get a little bit crafty? You could let your inner artist shine through or learn a new instrument. Have some fun and don't restrict yourself. Whatever new skill you want to pick up during quarantine is yours for the mastering.
Redecorate Your Space
Because we are inside more than ever before, it's important you feel comfortable in your space. If you don't, redecorate it. Buy yourself a better mattress, a brand new desk, or some travel decor that'll cure your wanderlust. If you don't have the funds to do this, reorganize your dwellings instead. Get rid of everything you don't need, which could be more than you think.
Start Working Out
Working out isn't for everyone, but exercise does produce endorphins that'll boost your mood. You don't need to become a bodybuilder during quarantine, just work out here and there. Whether you follow a yoga flow on YouTube or lift weights on your own, there are so many ways you can get your blood pumping.
Learn to Meditate
Meditation is a great tool for this time. It helps reduce stress and manage anxiety, among a whole plethora of scientific-based benefits. During these trying times, we need all the emotional aid we can get. And that's where meditation comes in. Start with just a few minutes each day. It may even help to download an app or watch some YouTube videos. Now more than ever, there are a ton of resources at your fingertips waiting to help you get your meditation on.
Write It Out
We don't know about you, but we've been all up in our feelings while in quarantine. Everything feels heightened, too. There's a range of emotions we experience daily, so journaling has really helped make sense of it all. When it doubt, write it down. If you're going through the same ups and downs, journaling through this experience is a great way to help you work through whatever you're feeling. As they say, grow through what you go through.
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