It’s no secret that we’re in the middle of a global pandemic currently, and we know you are likely inundated everywhere you turn with reminders that life has drastically changed. Instead of focusing on the difficult challenges that COVID-19 has brought, which we get, are many. We thought it important to offer a few ways to boost your mental health and better navigate this time of social distancing.
CREATE A ROUTINE
Even when things feel unknown and unpredictable around you, sticking to your routine (or starting one) and creating consistency about your days will offer a sense of predictability. You may not be able to control many aspects about this time of quarantine, but you can control how you manage your days. As a bonus, creating a consistent schedule also helps manage anxiety because it provides a sense of structure. Anxiety feeds on inconsistency, unknowns, and instability, so however you can continue or create a sense of routine will help reduce these anxiety triggers. Obviously your routine during this time of quarantine will likely look different than your normal routine, but find the things that you can keep routine and build from there. Things like taking a shower, getting dressed each morning, when you go to sleep/when you wake up, a self-care routine and scheduled meal-times will help bring a little balance and stability to your life.