Self-isolation is a necessary thing to do at the moment, although, it can be so very boring! Having to get used to a new normal for now can be tough, and it's easy to lose yourself in it. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help with the quarantine blues:
1. What Am I Grateful For?
In a time like this, it's easy to get swept away in the disaster, without thinking about all of the things to be happy about. Whether it be finding an amazing show to watch, or baking a delicious banana bread (which everyone seems to be doing lately), remember that there is still good in the world. Everyday, be grateful to be happy and healthy and ready to take on a new day.
2. How Am I Going To Move Today?
Obviously, moving is inevitable throughout the day, but if you think about a time before lock-down, there were plenty of more opportunities to get in a quick workout. Doing at home workouts isn't for everyone, however, walking round the garden, or dancing to a song you love counts as moving time and can definitely put you in a better mood and feel as though you have done something productive.
3. Who Will I Talk To Today?
As I've said before, 'physical distancing' is a much better way of putting 'social distancing' as just because we can't go out and see each other in person, doesn't mean we have to stop talking all together. Having someone each day to check in with can seriously help with loneliness, and maintaining contact with everyone you love will do the same.
4. What Am I Going To Do Today?
When our structure is gone, it can be difficult to figure out how to spend our days. So having a little project or doing something creative can make the days better and give you a healthier quarantine. Having something to do each day, however big or small, can give you that structure you need to keep yourself feeling normal. Some great ways to get started on this are; doing some artwork, trying a new recipe, or writing down your thoughts and ideas.
5. How Will I Connect With Nature Today?
We all know that we should be staying in as much as we can right now, but connecting with nature doesn't have to mean going to the park and hugging a tree! Just by going into your garden or taking a few steps out of the front door, you are getting outside and breathing in fresh air. Being connected like this will help to feel grounded and is great for your well-being.