Dealing with anxiety during self-isolation may prove to be hard. The person focuses on negative news, is constantly worried for their children and their relatives, suffers from sleep disorders, and other manifestations of anxiety.
Self-care and care for others will help you to stay sane during self-isolation: in a confined space, it is highly important to take care of your physical and psychological state. Lockdown is turning into one the greatest mass events in human history more people are experiencing the effects of quarantine than the combined number who participated in both World Wars, to give a sense of scale.
Social isolation measures have severe consequences for mental health, particularly for those who live alone, and even more so if they have pre-existing health problems. So how to make living alone and apart from other work, while maintaining mental and physical wellbeing – and maybe even coming out the other side a little bit stronger.
It can be very easy to fall into a negative outlook on life during this situation, but there is a lot to be grateful for. Turn off the news and instead write a list of things in your life that you are grateful for. This will give you a perspective on the situation. Whilst it might not be ideal to be stuck in the house, be grateful for your health and family.
Remember that you're not alone. So, if you’re feeling alone and need a talk, why won’t you try calling your friend. You can even throw a party on Skype or WhatsApp. It may not be the same as in real life, but it can be an excellent substitute for a couple of weeks.
Learn something new and make improvements in your life. The possibilities are almost endless. You can learn how to play a new instrument, learn a new language, or take a course in meditation. All you need is an internet connection.
Don’t overthink, stay positive, and you won’t even notice how fast this whole lockdown situation comes to an end. Also, don’t forget to follow the restrictions if you want the isolation to end faster. After all, you can’t keep yourself occupied forever.