(GivenUs.com) – We’re living in a time that can feel uncertain and unrealistic. Being isolated and locked down to our homes, away from our normal routine, can make it seem like our freedoms are being stripped away. It’s important, now more than ever, to create positive and affirmative ways to get through tough times. Here are some ways to cope through the isolation.
Create a Daily Routine
One of the most important actions you can take while you’re in isolation is to create a consistent schedule. Create a daily routine that gives you a sense of responsibility and direction. Some suggestions include going to bed and getting up at the same time. Showering daily and getting dressed up in your usual work clothes can also help establish some normalcy.
Take on a New Project
If you’re in isolation, you need activities that will help keep your mind busy. In a recent Guardian report, polar scientist Marion Dierickx recommends nurturing your environment to keep your psyche in balance. Taking on a new project can help you channel restless energy. Now is a good time to tackle a cleaning or remodeling project.
This could include painting your kitchen or simply rearranging your home decor to discover a new look. Getting rid of unwanted junk and eliminating excess clutter may also help you feel calmer and more relaxed. What home projects have you been meaning to start?
Being stuck at home without the option of going out and engaging in your normal routine can wear you down physically and mentally. One way to get past this is to stay active.
Set up a scheduled time to get out in the morning and engage in a run or jog. Try to fit in some yoga and mindfulness meditation practice as well. This can ward away stress and help you keep your mind centered.
Things may seem overwhelming as you’re trying to survive quarantine, so you might need to refocus your negative energy. Instead, be grateful and try to highlight the positives in your life. You get to enjoy being at home and spending time with your family. Think of it as a stay-at-home vacation. It may be frustrating at times, but you’re also creating memories to look back on.
Use this time to focus on everything you can do to better your stay at home. Spend more time with your pets and working on improvements around your property. Remember to focus on yourself when you need it, giving yourself the mental health breaks necessary to get through. Remember, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
~Here’s to Your Success!
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