With our social media being blown up by concern around the coronavirus and being out from work or working from home, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed with what’s happening around us. Being stuck in your apartment can get lonely, but there are things you can do to keep your mental health in check during this time.
It’s easy to feel isolated when you’re quarantined inside your small apartment, but technology can help you feel more connected to friends, family, and coworkers. Just keep in mind that you’re not going through it alone and your loved ones are only a text, email, or phone call away.
Do What Makes You Happy
Use your time off to try a new recipe you’ve been meaning to try or to catch up on a television show you haven’t had the time to watch. When you’re feeling stressed; turn to something you know will make you happy.
Meditation, mindfulness, and exercise will help you relieve your anxiety. Make sure you are getting a good night’s sleep and you’re eating well.
Keep Yourself Busy
Make yourself busy with positive distractions like organizing your closet, trying a new craft, or reading a book. Instead of worrying about what’s going on around you, you’ll be focusing on something productive.
Set Boundaries With Social Media
While it’s important to stay up to date on what’s happening, getting constant reminders from anxious friends and family notifications will drive you crazy. Give yourself some offline time to reset and ground yourself.