According to our healthcare workers, it is safer for someone to isolate themselves at home if they have contracted the virus and have mild symptoms. They should consult their doctors via telecommunication and keep a track of their recovery process. While their isolation period can last from 7 to 21 days, these few weeks become one of the toughest phases of their lives.
Fighting a deadly virus is not easy. And doing that while being cooped up in a room all by yourself definitely makes things harder. Your thoughts can run awfully wild and take you to some really dark places that nobody wants to visit. Having stayed in isolation myself, I can imagine how anxious, scared and lonely one may feel. So here are some tips that can help you feel better if you’re in isolation.
P.S. We know that you may feel too exhausted to even get up from your bed when in isolation, and that’s okay! These ways will help you uplift your spirit without causing you any physical stress.
Obviously, the easiest thing to do when in isolation is to watch all kinds of shows and movies available on different OTT platforms. However, keep changing the genres as that will keep the excitement alive. Also, if on days you feel too bored to watch fiction, try watching vlogs, standup comedy sets, and even animated cartoons. They are the real gems!
The biggest mistake I made during my isolation period was that I didn’t take care of my skin for almost a week. And, on the 8th day when I indulged in some skincare, I felt as if Hermoine Granger had waved her wand at me herself. My constant sense of dullness disappeared into thin air (like magic) and I finally felt like myself. So, pamper your skin and even apply some makeup because believe it or not, it can be therapeutic.
It doesn’t matter how irritated or hopeless you feel, don’t avoid talking to your loved ones via video calls every day. We cannot emphasise how important it is for your mental health to stay connected with them. It will not only distract your mind and pump you up, but it will also make you feel closer to them.
TBH, you should meditate every day. But, it’s even more important to keep your mind peaceful when you are in isolation. Stress can literally make your situation worse and you don’t want that to happen. A few minutes of meditation can help you stay relaxed for hours. You can even play some ASMR audios to focus better.
If you feel strain in your eyes while reading or watching movies, then you should defs take a break. It may lead to headaches and give you a tough time. But, you can always play audiobooks and listen to some amazing stories. Also, this is the time to explore the world of podcasts if you haven’t already. Believe us, it’s gold!
P.S. Avoid earphones while listening to anything in order to avoid a headache.
It’s completely okay if you are not able to utilise your time optimally. You have not taken a break from your regular schedule voluntarily. Your body has demanded a break for you to rest and recover. However, if you feel that you can indulge in some activities that can make you feel better, then know that the world is your oyster. From nifty DIYs, a foreign language, to the stock market, you can legit learn anything you want to as you have time and of course, the internet.
If meditation or talking to someone doesn’t help, then try jotting your thoughts down. You can also make a video journal every day to keep a track of your mood and symptoms. At the end of the process, it may help you de-clutter your mind.
Make a budget, and buy something for yourself. Yep, you heard that right. You are fighting a deadly virus and you are going to defeat it. So, you deserve to pamper yourself with something exciting and we’re sure that you and your cart already know what it should be. And, in case you are looking for some help, then here are some amazing items to glamm you up instantly!
COVID does not just affect you physically but emotionally and mentally as well. So, if ever you feel overwhelmed with your emotions, then don’t hesitate to seek out professional help. You can consult online therapists who can help you navigate and channelise your emotions better.
Lastly, we are all in this battle together. While you may find yourself struggling on some days, it will get better FOSHO! We hope that those who are in isolation RN have a speedy recovery and feel better with these tips.
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