2020 has been a strange and tough year for everyone. COVID-19 has raged around the world, resulting in many suffering through the illness, and some even tragically losing their lives. This has not been the only challenge the world has faced due to the pandemic, either.
As strict precautions have come into place to help try and slow the spread of the virus, people all over the world have had to stay in their homes under lockdown, some self-isolating due to illness, others simply trying to avoid contracting COVID. This has been a huge adjustment and has taken its toll on everyone. If you’re worried about keeping yourself positive and feeling sane while you’re stuck at home, here are some tips that might help you make it through these strange times.
Make an effort to Shower and Get Dressed
While you might not shower or wash your hair every day, it’s still important to get up and make an effort. You might think this is a little pointless if you have nowhere to go, and you don’t have to make the same grooming efforts that you might do if you were headed to work or out to visit with friends. However, by sticking with some of your usual morning rituals, this will help to keep you feeling fresh and comfortable during a quarantine.
Video Chat with Loved Ones
Video calls aren’t limited to work meetings, and if you’re someone who doesn’t usually use this function on your phone or laptop to talk with friends and family, it’s time to get used to it. Although it will never be the same as talking to people, face to face, being able to see them does make things a little easier, and soon you’ll find yourself used to Facetime and Zoom for casual conversations.
There was a time at the beginning of lockdown measures where people were panic buying and leaving grocery store shelves empty. Luckily, this has seemed to have calmed down in recent months in a lot of places, but it’s always worth having a few canned goods and long-lasting produce sitting in your cupboards in case of emergency. In addition to food, think about stocking up on some fun activities and games you can enjoy. You can purchase these additional Coronavirus essentials at many online retailers and have them delivered to your door.
Exercise and Eat Right
Not being able to go to the gym, or feeling uncomfortable with spending too much time outside has stopped many people from keeping up with their fitness regimes. While this is understandable, it’s still important that you get enough exercise during the week and eat a balanced, nutritious diet. Staying fit and healthy is not only beneficial to your immune system and physical health, but it can help you to keep your mental health in good shape, too. There are plenty of online workout videos and basic gym equipment you can buy for your home.
It’s not easy being stuck inside, and even with some restrictions easing over the world, it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still here and people are still vulnerable. Try to stick to the advice, wear your mask when you got outside and use these tips to keep you sane when you’re at home.