COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world, with its impact being evident in the global economy and social lives of people. Governments across the world have formulated many strategies and revised many to keep the pandemic under control and stop it from claiming many lives. Quarantine is the globally accepted solution to prevent the spread of the disease. Despite the advancement in remote communication technology, the indefinite isolation during the quarantine period may make it difficult for some to handle anxiety. In this article, we discuss some measures you can adopt to survive the struggling period without your sprits going down.
Give No Space For Negative Thoughts And Focus On Yourself And Your Home
Take the work-from-home policy as an opportunity to refocus your attention on yourself rather than the things that happen outside. Doing something productive every day will help you feel more positive. Take time to do the tasks you have been postponing for long or create something you always wanted to. The time you spent outdoors earlier can be used to brush up your skills and do what you enjoy. The quarantine is giving you more time to be with your family. Use the opportunity well.
Do Not Be Obsessed Over The Covid-19 News
As long as the pandemic is not eradicated from the earth, the news about it is going to make the headlines. Keeping yourself updated about the latest developments in the scenario is important but do not become obsessed about it. Focus more on positive news rather than the growing number of affected cases and deaths.
Do Not Make Big Changes To Your Routine
Try to more or less follow the same routine that you followed in your pre-quarantine days. When you work from home, there is a chance that you fall into a more lethargic lifestyle that invites pessimistic thoughts. Wake up and go to bed at the same time you previously did. Eat healthy meals, exercise properly, and work on yourself. Sticking to your normal routine will keep you active and make it easy for you to adapt to your life when things become normal.
Keep Everything Organized
Keep your home organized and clean. Do not eat while at work or use the bed to work. Always eat at your kitchen table and work at your desk. If there is no order at home, your work life will lack the discipline it requires.
If your anxiety becomes unmanageable, use the telehealth option and discuss it with a licensed psychologist.