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Whether you’re quarantined, self-isolating, or simply following orders to settle in to help stop the spread of Covid-19, the reality is that social distancing and spending your days at home can start to feel monotonous. Therefore, it is important now more than ever that we take care of our physical and mental well-being.

Here are some tips to take care of yourself during this tough time:

  1. Have a good night’s sleep
    A quality sleep will keep your immune system at its best. Therefore, always try to get 8
    hours of sleep every night because this might be the time you are not needed to wake
    up in a hurry. Always start your day refreshed.
  2. Try to maintain a nutritious diet
    Since staying at home for weeks brings you boredom and stress, have a diet which
    includes nutritious fruits and vegetables.
  3. Stay positive with prayer and meditation
    To help you reduce anxiety and stress as well as to reflect and put things into
    perspective, get yourself involved in some prayer and meditation.
  4. Follow work from home tips
    Staying at home and working from home is what’s recommended for all of us these
    days. Follow some work from home tips to ensure you stay focused. Have a designated
    work area so you’re not distracted, have a schedule for the day, take breaks when it’s
    needed, keep those at home aware of what is expected from them and step out of a
    holiday mindset.
  5. Stay connected with loved ones
    Even Though you are expected to practice social distancing, remain social through the
    use of social media and other online apps. Check in regularly with friends and family and
    make this an opportunity even to play online games and watch online movies with them.
  6. Try to avoid constant news consumption
    Stay informed and updated about critical news in your area, but don’t try to over
    consume as it can be upsetting and stressful. In addition, make sure whatever
    information you receive is from a verified source.
  7. Try to avoid constant news consumption
    Stay informed and updated about critical news in your area, but don’t try to over
    consume as it can be upsetting and stressful. In addition, make sure whatever
    information you receive is from a verified source.

 

Amidst all these tips, swiping through social media or a trip to the grocery store can be enough to stir up feelings of anxiety. We get it – and we’re right there with you. Our therapists at Mount Vernon Counseling Center  will offer online teletherapy  until the outbreak is better understood and contained.