It can be hard to keep sane and feel normal during this period of time. Being home all day interacting only with your immediate family can definitely take a toll on you mentally. If you’re looking for tips on how to stay sane during this time, then keep on reading!
1. STAY CONNECTED
Just because you can’t visit your friends doesn’t mean you can’t see them! Facetime calls are a great way to stay connected with your friends and extended family. You can organize a group video chat and have a virtual hangout. While it’s obviously not the same as hanging out in person, it’s still a great way to have fun with friends while still doing good for society.
2. KEEP ACTIVE
I can’t stress this enough. STAY ACTIVE! Go for a walk around the neighborhood with your family, find a fun at-home workout to try, even just walk/run up and down your stairs a couple of times. Staying active and moving throughout the day will keep you from feeling sluggish and will help keep your mind and body busy.
3. DO YOGA OR MEDITATE
I try and do yoga at least once a week. It helps to take time to focus on the present and just escape the world for a little bit. For at-home yoga, I love following along videos from Yoga With Adrienne on YouTube. Yoga or even just taking time to meditate is a perfect way to check in with yourself and really get grounded if you’re feeling out of control.
4. FIND YOUR CREATIVE OUTLET
Finding a creative activity that you can do is fun and a great way to keep busy. That can be baking or cooking, painting, dancing, playing an instrument, anything really! Just find a new passion or reconnect with an old one and have fun with it.
5. DON’T GET SUCKED INTO THE NEWS
Rule number one: STAY OFF TWITTER. The news is great to keep you informed, but it also can suck you into a black hole of doom and gloom. Try to strike a balance between staying informed but not obsessing. For me, I don’t purposefully seek out any news online. I know that if I read one article I’ll end up reading 100 and feeling a lot of anxiety. Instead, I stick to watching the daily briefing from my governor as well as the local news at night. This gives me the most up to date and relevant information for my area and the country. Find what makes you feel good and informed, and try not to get sucked into the black hole of online news.
Finding ways to keep busy and stay sane during this time can be difficult. These five tips will hopefully help you to work towards being more comfortable during this time of uncertainty.