Fighting the Quarantine Blues

With all the disruption we’ve faced lately, most of us are experiencing some level of “the blues” at times.  Between social isolation, financial worries, and losing the comfort of our routine, it’s no wonder we might feel down!  Try some of these tips to help yourself feel better:

  1. Put limits on the amount of time you spend in bed. With nowhere you “have” to be, it’s so easy to sleep in or even just stay in bed most of the day, but it can actually make you feel much worse. Try to stick to a sleep schedule and physically get out of bed when you wake up in the morning.
  2. Eat well.  Try to limit the junk food and eat balanced meals.  Good food will help your mind and body work more efficiently.
  3. Indulge in self-care. Even just 15 minutes of doing something you enjoy can improve your mood.  Find something relaxing that helps you to unwind. Read, listen to music, take a hike, do something creative.
  4. Prioritize and organize your tasks. With all the disruption to our normal routine and structure, things can feel more overwhelming than usual.  You may need to break tasks into smaller steps than normal, and that’s ok!  Write out the steps you need to take to accomplish your goals and tasks, and check them off as you finish them. 

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