We all know how isolation affects mental health. There are a lot of tips on how to spend your time, clean your home and keep yourself active. While maintaining cleanliness and staying healthy are vital, you also need to know how to take care of your mental health when staying indoors.
Here are some useful tips.
1) Try Some Mood-Boosters
Do things that lift your spirits and make you happy. It could be listening to music, texting friends or talking to your loved ones. Make time to read a book, meditate, or take up any activity that keeps you positive and feeling good.
2) Follow the 10-Minute Rule
If you are struggling to start something as part of your weekly cleaning routine, or feel you are incapable of doing it and this is stressing you out, follow the 10-minute rule. It’s simple: perform the task for 10 minutes only. It could be completing a report or a major cleaning project. Tell yourself you can quit at the 10-minute mark. Most likely, you’ll choose to continue the task even after 10 minutes. Getting started is usually the hard part; once you get started, it’s much easier to keep going. If you are unable to get started, take on a less stressful task and save the present one for a little later.
3) Fix a Time to Catch Up on News
While the news is important to stay informed about all that’s happening around you, monitoring your time in front of your TV can do wonders. Fix a time to catch up on news and surf social media. Being constantly bombarded by what’s happening, especially upsetting news, can take a toll on your mental health too.
It’s essential to take care of your mental and physical health and connect with friends and family to unwind. Try the above helpful tips to stay mentally strong. Stay home, stay safe.