How to Practice Self-Care During Quarantine?
The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be stressful. Fear and anxiety are overwhelming. Only knowing how to calm down and coping up with the stress will make the human community Stronger! Consider the quarantine- One Day At A Time and remember that this too shall pass.
What is Self-quarantine?
It’s the next step in social distancing to slow the rate of infection. It's a period of time where everybody stays at home. Isolation is different from quarantine – it is when someone who has been infected is secluded to prevent them from spreading the virus to others.
During the times of Quarantine it is possible that you face difficulties like:
Fear about your own health or health of somebody you care for:
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Changes in eating patterns
- Difficulty in concentrating
- Increased Consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
A study shows that- a period of just two weeks in quarantine can be linked with serious mental health issues like:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms
- Confusion & Mixed-emotions
- Depression & Anxiety
- Feeling Guilty about not being able to perform normal work or parenting duties
- Helplessness & Restlessness
- And Other emotional or mental health changes
Following Are Some Steps that you can adopt During the Quarantine Season-
Make Time for Yourself!:
Exercise & Meditate:
Remind yourself why:
Take a break from the Internet:
Do what makes you happy. Make a new hobby, or spend time painting, reading books, decluttering the wardrobe- or anything you enjoy! Manage to keep your mind busy as much as possible.
Exercising helps to boost and support the immune system. Meditation helps to manage stress & anxiety and also helps you pass time throughout the day. Focus on breathing & mindful living.
Know & remind yourself why you’re practicing isolation and self-quarantine. It's to keep everybody safe and not just yourselves -our elders, parents and others who we care about who would be extra vulnerable and prone to catching viruses.
Thank you for doing such an honorable & selfless act.
Eating healthy meals, and savoring each bite
Meditation for positivity
Intentionally getting in touch with an old friend (electronically, of course)
Taking a warm-water bath to calm down the muscle tensions
Keep yourself busy and avoid news and social media as much as possible. You will never get so much time to yourself so use it wisely.
Watch good movies and spend time with your family and loved ones as much as possible.
In times of Self- care, remember to avoid touching your face. Always use a new tissue or the inside of the elbows while coughing or sneezing.
If you or someone you care for is unwell, having fever and difficulty in breathing, showing signs of respiratory illness or symptoms of coronavirus, immediately contact your family doctor.
Remember- that you’re not alone! And this too shall pass.
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