Days of quarantine and self-isolation have left many feeling like they are going out of their minds
There’s no standard when it comes to assuming a normal day/life during a global medical emergency.
Staying sane in the middle of a stressful work week, can be managed as soon as you meet all deadlines and with an extra cup of coffee. Yet staying safe in the middle of a pandemic? That’s a totally different ball game, especially when you are trying to maintain your stress levels while locked down with hyper active kids. Here are some tips to help you take care of your temporary insanity.
TURN ON THE RIGHT NEWS
But since this isn’t completely feasible as you have to stay on top of all things COVID-19, limiting your exposure to some kind of media can reduce levels of anxiety related to the virus. Rather than focus on the grim headlines and sensational news, how about soaking in essential information from the WHO or other credible health organizations?
KEEP A ROUTINE
So far, your days and weekends are being blurred into one long hour of boredom. Clear up your mornings, afternoons and evenings with a home routine you can stick to. This way, you can both keep your mind active and your mornings, afternoons and evenings will no longer be a one big hour of monotonous activity. Routines also work well with managing kids.
GET SOME SUN
Tired of being inside the house? Step outside your compound for a refreshing experience. It might help to take a walk around your house or neighbourhood while maintain strict social distancing rules. Have lunch on your porch or backyard for a change.
This is an essential tip as any as any form of exercise dispels sluggishness from your body. Any type of movement counts as exercise, including doing laps around your house if you have no home equipment and miss your gym. Keep your body and mind active as often as you can.
AND IF THESE TIPS ARE A BIT DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO STICK TO…
Don’t beat yourself up It’s easy to feel like you aren’t being productive or useful in this kind of environment. The world is experiencing a new normal and trust us when we say, you are not alone. It is perfectly okay to want to binge a new show while staying in your pyjamas all day (or week). Just remember that it’s okay to have some downtime while the world is spinning in chaos around you. Do what you feel is best for your mental health.