3 Isolation Habits That Are Bad for Your Mental Health

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Nobody was ready for what this year turned out to be. In addition to thousands of lives lost due to coronavirus, millions of people have to deal with mental health problems that come from the uncertainty of life, job loss, isolation, and other related things. Getting used to this new rhythm takes time, and here are 3 habits you may have that aren’t helping your mental health.

Pushing Yourself Too Hard

Working from home has some perks, but nobody truly expects you to be more productive than before just because you’ve cut the commute time. Between work and all the amazing projects you magically have time for now, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Don’t push yourself to do your job, renovate your home, read all the books, and watch all the shows you’ve missed—it’s okay not to do it all.

Constantly Reading News

It’s important to stay informed, but you don’t need to be scrolling through news websites all day long. It will drain all your energy and you won’t be able to do anything else, which will only make you feel worse.

Not Moving

Sitting or lying around all day is pretty bad for your physical and mental health. Go for daily walks for at least 30 minutes or try a light at-home exercise plan.