How-To: Staying Safe And Sane Amid The Coronavirus Lockdown

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to work scientists and experts to death while trying to find a vaccine that can rid the world of it, everyone else is being advised by public health officials, both in and out of the country, to stay at home, practice social distancing and self-isolate for the time being, especially if they suspect that they may have come into contact with the coronavirus.

And while a lot of introverts will have no problem staying at home for an extended period of time, the majority of people being cut off from the world will still fill them with dread, especially if they’re away from their families.

This is why cabin fever is a thing, what with some reports of people feeling like they are “going crazy” if they have to stay indoor for a moment longer. Unfortunately, the coronavirus is no joke, and as such, we have no choice but to stay inside for now. However, there are still some simple measures you can do to stay sane (and safe):

Structure your day

For a lot of people, staying at home means no structure, which can mess them up. As such, combat it by still following a routine that you can commit to daily, which means setting schedules for meals, sleep and other activities that you can do to keep motivated while staying inside.

Boost your immune system

You can also spend the quarantine becoming healthier by boosting your immune system. You can do this by doing consistent exercise and combining it with a balanced meal. And the best part is, you’ll be used to it that you won’t stop even after the quarantine gets lifted.

Maintain social contact

Technology has made it possible to stay connected all the time, so now’s the best time to use your socials to maintain contact with your friends and loved ones. Never be afraid to reach out, we need to stay together now more than ever, even if it’s not physical.

Avoid conflict

Self-isolating with your family is good. However, staying together inside for that long might make arguments easier to break out, so remember to always keep a calm head and see things through in a civilized manner. Try your best to avoid any interpersonal conflicts.

boredom For majority of people in the U.S., staying at home for an extended period of time can give them "cabin fever." Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock