The recent situation of the Corona Virus pandemic has forced people from all over the world to stay within the four walls of their homes. Ever since its outbreak, all the news channels have been filled with nothing but information about the corona virus and sometimes all these negative and alarming news can have bad effects on our mental health especially when we are locked inside our houses with not much to do. Moreover, negative thoughts can weaken your immune system which will make more vulnerable to the corona virus. Therefore, it is highly essential in these times to practice self-care activities more than ever. With that said, here are some tips and ideas when it comes to practicing self-care at home that you can do to at home to keep yourself healthy and strong.
- Stay Active
No matter how bad you just want to stay in bed and watch Netflix all day, try your best to keep yourself active. Search some exercises that does not require a lot of space or instruments to do on YouTube and practice them every day. Physical exercises are one of the best ways to start caring for oneself and always lead to positive effects on your body and mind.
- Gratitude Journal
To fight all the negativity and stress, try gratitude journaling. Take time out to write down the things that you are grateful for and that make you happy. The list will serve as a reminder of all the beautiful things in your life. That way whenever you are feeling down, you can take a look at it and feel better.
You can even search some quotes about self-care on the internet and write them in your journal to keep yourself motivated.
- Talk to your friends and family members who are far away
Try reconnecting with friends that you haven’t talked to in a long while because of your busy schedule. Talk about stuff other than the virus and the current situation. There are a lot of apps where you can video chat with people while also taking part in other activities like playing games. This way you will feel less anxious and worried about your loved ones and you will know that they are safe.
- Avoid going online and watching the news if it gets too overwhelming
No matter what other people tell you, you are under no obligation to keep yourself updated about every single news about the virus. Everything that you need to know, you already know. Turn off the TV or the news and stay away from social media if it’s all getting too much for you to handle. Instead try doing something that does not involve gadgets. Read a book, meditate, clutter your closet, organize our desk, read some books about self-care. Set up a good playlist of happy and positive songs and start dancing to them. Remember your own mental health comes first and you can’t help other people if you yourself are not feeling the best.