Relaxing is often difficult during quarantine, so here are some suggestions for some simple self-care during quarantine. What does the quarantine period look like and what can self care during quarantine look like? Today I’m sharing 15 simple self-care practices for your mental health and body, to give you inspiration, as well as other tips to keep yourself and your mind healthy well beyond these few months (and even years)! Here goes:
Keeping tabs on your progress is important, and there are specific things that you should be doing to keep your mental health high during your quarantine. Set up an appointment with your doctor and ask what your options are for keeping your mental health at a constant level during the period of time that you’re quarantined. You may be prescribed medications to help reduce your symptoms of both nausea and depression. Antibiotics are also available. But remember, these drugs can only do so much to relieve your symptoms. They can’t cure you of the virus or the bacteria that caused it in the first place!
It’s also very important to keep yourself busy and exercising. Try to find something that you can do every day that will help you relax, release stress, and maintain your physical health during your quarantine. Exercise can be relaxing both mentally and physically. A daily walk can be a nice start, and there are many different exercises that you can do either at home or at the gym or swimming pool.
Taking a shower is a great way to relieve stress and keep you from feeling so negative about being quarantined. And if you have a new hobby, such as quilting, then taking a class and joining a group of others who are also quilters is a great way to make some new friends and have a great time together. Or if you take a relaxing bath, taking a bubble bath with your loved ones is a perfect time to get outside and relax with each other.
Another great idea for practicing self-care while you are quilting is to make a video call with your family and friends. It’s a great way to stay in close contact with your loved ones while you are having fun doing something that you enjoy. Plus, a video call is a great way to let anyone know when you are getting better and lets them know when you need to take your medicine.
When you are having trouble sleeping, it’s easy to fall into the rut of always worrying about being quarantined or worried that you are putting yourself and everyone else in danger. This is why it’s important to get into the habit of setting up your own routine of self-care after being quarantined. Try setting up a daily routine of exercise and stretching, then once you feel better arrange a play date with your other pets. Taking a nap during the middle of the day could also help. Whatever your routine is, it should be something that you can do on your own without assistance, like a short walk in a natural environment, a nice soak in the tub, or even playing a video game-like Wii fit.
The quarantine can be a time of depression and anxiety, so it’s very important that you learn something new in the process. There are many different types of activities you could learn while in quarantine, like how to crochet or even learn something new about painting or knitting. If you are feeling depressed and anxious there are many things you can do to learn how to deal with those feelings. It will be difficult to forget what you are going through, but once you have gotten over the initial panic and depression you will find that you feel better for having been so short with others.
The most important thing that you can do if you feel weak or depressed is to eat right. This is especially important if you are taking medications that have been prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor may have given you specific medications that are hard to digest, which will make it more difficult for your body to break down food properly. By eating the right amount of the right kinds of food, you will be getting the daily dose of nutrition your body needs without having to worry about digestive issues. By incorporating a daily routine into your self-care during quarantine, you will be able to fight off any depression and anxiety that comes from being away from everyone and everything.