Covid-19 has truly changed the way we live our lives. The abrupt shift in our lifestyles has undoubtedly been difficult. Though it has been more than a year since it all began, it doesn’t necessarily mean that things have become much easier. Some would even argue that it’s getting tougher still.
Both our mental and physical selves are the ones that are greatly affected by this social isolation. People who went through last year by themselves spoke of how difficult the year was, and how it changed a lot of how they lived their lives. This much is true also even for those who only needed to self-quarantine themselves for certain reasons.
Quarantine can be stressful especially if you’re by yourself. The isolation in itself can be difficult for your mental health especially if you’re not used to being alone. That’s why it’s important to take some steps to help you get through this time.
Self-care isn’t just about indulgence. But it is also about recognizing and being aware of what you need during this time. If you’re someone who’s currently by yourself or in a self-quarantine, here are a couple of ways you can care for yourself.
Disconnect from online noise - Although the internet seems like the only thing that can help you get by during this time, take some time to turn off your devices for a few hours. The internet can be a stressful place that will only add to your growing anxiety.
Keep your body moving - You don’t need to become an exercise enthusiast if you don’t want to. But even small movements such as walking around the room can vastly help with keeping your blood pumping. Being in quarantine, we can easily fall into a bad habit of just sitting down or lying on the bed. Being physically active can also help with keeping your mental health healthy.
Read a book or take on a new hobby - While you’re disconnected from the internet, why not try and take on a new hobby such as journaling, learning a new language or pick up that book you’ve never opened. This is a great way to keep you busy while enriching your knowledge or skills.
Take the time to just breathe - During this time, a lot of things can get frustrating, stressful, and overwhelming real fast. When this happens, take the time to yourself to calm down and relax. Learn to meditate to help you reset your mind and relieve you of the anxiety.
Get some ample amount of sleep - Sleep can help with your physical and mental self. It can also help with your immune system which is very important during this time. Get at least 8-9 hours of sleep.
Take care of your physical self - If you haven’t started with this one, this could be a great time to create your skincare routine. Indulge yourself with some face masks and even take a longer amount of time taking a shower. Taking care of your physical self can vastly improve your overall mood and mental health.
Eat healthily - It may be easy to fall into eating comfort foods, but try eating as nutritious as possible. Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily mean you have to let go of that mouth-watering chocolate cake. You can still eat your favorite sweets and treats in moderation. But put importance on nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables that will help keep you healthy and strong especially during this time.
Keep in touch - Self-quarantine can get very lonely socially. We all need other people as humans. Regularly connect with loved ones online and offline to help you get by.
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