Things to do during quarantine and tips on keeping anxiety at bay:
Face time with loved ones
Start de-cluttering your house this is a perfect time
Purge all your laundry and deep clean your house
Redecorate your house
Clean out your loft
Clean out the garage
Exercise from home
Do some meditation if you are feeling overwhelmed
Get into your garden and get some fresh air as its good for your health, it will improve blood pressure.
Having strong mental health in times of seclusion is undoubtedly as important as having good physical health. Keep things into perspective.
When Anxiety rises because we are facing a distressing threat like the virus, we need to focus on what works best for us.
Stick with sources of credible medical information. So don’t overexpose yourself to the news. Stop checking all the social feeds and reading about the virus over and over as this will make your Anxiety much worse.
Staying connected via video calls as seeing someone’s face really can make a significant difference. It can lift your mood and make you feel less lonely.
Find a positive community online and make some new friends while you are isolated, get inspired and chat about things you care about. Focus on things you can control.
The more you focus on things you can’t control like how much the coronavirus is spreading or all the negatives the more it will affect your day to day life, the more anxious you will feel.
So Focus on the things you can control, like steps you can take to keep yourself safe. A distraction technique is simply any activity that you engage in to redirect your mind off your current emotions.
Instead of putting all your energy into the upsetting emotion, you reset your attention to something else. You can control what you do next.
A few tips for distracting yourself from Anxiety below:
Listen to calming music.
Cuddle with your pets
Watch Netflix purge a box set, eat chocolate and relax.
Writing and journaling
Practise positive thoughts and visualisation
Humour and laughter are the best medicine as laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body natural feel-good chemicals.
Endorphins promote an overall sense of well being and can temporarily relieve pain also. Scientists tell us that laughter, humour and joy are an essential part of life.
It pulls people together in ways that trigger healthy and physical and emotional changes in the body so keep sharing them quotes and jokes and spread the joy, as you never know who might need to see something funny to make their day.
In these dark times, a lot of people are keeping their humour with a lot of funny memes and jokes being circulated. While there is nothing funny about this virus if anything we all need the humour we can gather to face the stressful times ahead.
Maintain your day to day activities, talk to at least one person during the day maintaining contact will help you feel more supported and surround yourself with positivity.
If you need to go for a walk, makes sure there is 2 metres distance if you past anyone else. Turn off notifications for news on your phone off you don’t need added Anxiety.
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“You are braver than you believe
Stronger than you seem, and
Smarter than you think.”