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Many cities around the world have asked their citizens to do everything possible to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying at home is essential during this time because it will keep you and your family safe as well as keep you from accidentally contributing to the spread of COVID-19. Though you know that staying at home is the best option for everyone right now, it can be overwhelming to spend many days in one place. 

 

Self-care is a significant contributing factor to your overall wellness while self-isolating, so it is important that you are mindful of the things that you and your family need in order to take care of your mental wellness along with your physical wellness. Here are some tips you can use at this time to take care of yourself:

 

  1. Stay Busy. Though it may be tempting to cuddle up on the couch and watch your favorite movies all day long, doing this over and over for multiple days will wear you out and make you feel groggy or sluggish. Instead, write down a list of activities you can do throughout the day to break up your TV watching. Some activities may include:
    1. Cooking. Try out a new recipe or teach a family member how to cook your favorite meal.
    2. Read a book. It is likely that there are many books you have desired to read but have not found the time in your busy schedule. Now that you have more time, pick up a book and start reading – even if it’s just one chapter. 
    3. Write in a journal. Even if you haven’t picked up a journal for a few years, that is ok! You don’t have to be an avid journal writer to do this activity. Just pick up a notebook and start jotting down your thoughts. Putting your thoughts into words will help bring clarity to your thoughts and feelings. 
    4. Go on a walk. Getting outside can be very refreshing after being indoors all day. Though it may not be wise to go on a walk in a populated area, taking a stroll around the block will help you breath and relax. However, please follow guidelines for social distancing in place in your local area.
  2. Make a Schedule. If you are able to work or take classes from home, making a schedule for yourself will be very valuable. Structuring your time will help you be more productive and get the things done that you need to each day.
  3. Connect with Family and Friends: If you are home with your family or friends, now is a great time to connect with one another and build relationships. Even if you are not physically with them, take advantage of technology and have a video call.
  4. Exercise: Right now, gyms may be closed, but your living room isn’t! Follow a tutorial online for stretching, Yoga, or other at-home workouts. Squats and push-ups are always an option no matter where you may be.
  5. Take Care of Your Space: Because you are likely spending the whole day in just a few spaces around the house, keeping these spaces clean and organized will help you feel better and think more clearly.

 

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