Quarantine, in our current situation, means a big paralysis for the economy, the possibility of sharing with others and our daily routines. This, of course, can cause anxiety but is absolutely necessary to reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind:
Tips in Quarantine
To cope with quarantine, you must establish routines. If you are working at home, get up early, take a shower and get dressed. Get up often and walk or see the outside, as an active pause. The same procedure applies if you are studying.
Whether or not you are working, exercise is necessary. Sedentarism and the temptation of eating and drinking more than it is usually will make you gain weight and be more anxious and unhealthy, affecting your mood and your immune system. Besides, you will lose muscle mass and relent your metabolism if exercise is not included in your routine.
Use your time to read, learn, talk to friends online, watch good movies or series and meditate. If you have creative projects in mind you did not have time to make before, this is the moment.
If you have small kids at home, establish schedules for their activities and make sure they do not abuse of internet contents. Everything to stave off monotony and negative thoughts are welcome.
Coexisting in a closed space with other people during long periods is not easy. Therefore, the main piece of advice is communicating. Being honest and patient is necessary to avoid or solve conflict and fight boredom.
If you feel sad, anxious or upset due to quarantine, remember you are doing it to save yourself and others. It is not a conspiracy or a manipulation, it is a truth. For now, we have to face it and professionals are working to find a cure and make vaccines. Similar experiences in the past have been useful to learn and create new scientific advances for the benefit of all, and, in the case of coronavirus, research and treatment endeavors are being made faster than ever. We have to be optimistic, as it helps to support our health workers and researchers and to boost our own immune response.
Finally, if you feel sick, do not panic. Call your doctor or the emergency services to be checked for coronavirus if you feel pain all over your body, difficulty breathing, fever, sore throat and/or lack of taste or smell. The most important thing is getting a diagnosis on time.