8 Tips to manage yourself from home during COVID-19

8 Tips to manage yourself from home during COVID-19

It’s been over three months since the novel coronavirus infected the first person in Wuhan. In March, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, and since then the whole world has been in lockdown.

Most countries thought that they would live in the lockdown till April second week or so. But because of the rate of infections, the lockdown increased. In India, we are under lockdown 2.0 till May 3rd, 2020.

Every person on the globe knows that social distancing and lockdown is the only way to beat this pandemic. But no matter whether you are an introvert or extrovert, being inside your house for so long can harm your mood, body, and mind.

Still, you have to look at it in a positive manner. It’s all about your mindset; it can be difficult to have a positive outlook every day. Still, putting your mind to produce things will help you with your attitude.

Think of it like this; you always wanted to work from home without dressing up and eating snacks while working? Or you wanted a long weekend? Well, now you have the opportunity to do so. 

You don’t have to be productive every day, enjoy your lazy days. But try that most of the days you are doing something good, something that you love, and make sure you are productive. If you don’t, the anxiety from this pandemic can make things worse.

Here are some ways that can help you manage yourself at home during this pandemic.

1.      Have a routine

When we know that we don’t have to go anywhere the next day, we wake up late and don’t follow a set of routines. It’s okay to do so on weekends, but not every day. So, while you are quarantining yourself, keep in mind that having a routine is crucial.

When you have a routine, you have enough time to do a lot of things. It pushes you to be productive and be confident about spending the whole day in a better way.

Whether you are working from home or not, having a routine is good, especially for your kids. Use Canva to create a planner that they can take reference from and do their daily chores like painting or studying or so on.

2.      Horn your skills and hobbies

Always wanted to learn Spanish before you set out to explore Spain, but didn’t get the time? Well, now you have a great opportunity to do so. We all have hobbies that help us relax or can even help us earn, but with the chaotic lives that we live, it becomes impossible to give time to it.

So, during this lockdown do that. Love dancing? Learn a new form using tutorials or online classes. Want to learn a new language, use an app like Duolingo. Love reading and painting, do just that.

Take out an hour or so every day for your hobbies so that your mind relaxes, and you feel happy and calm.

3.      Binge-watch something

It is not exactly being productive, but it does help you feel good and enjoy it. Don’t make it a habit though! Binge-watching every day can make you tired and your eyes heavy.

Do it twice or thrice a week, and catch up on all the best series and movies. Also, a F.R.I.E.N.D.S marathon is important in these trying times.

Here are some of the best TV shows to binge-watch:

  • Mentalist
  • The Sinner
  • Stranger things
  • Jack Ryan
  • Supernatural
  • Alexa and Katie

4.      Filter your news

Constantly hearing about COVID-19, and how many people are infected and dead due to it will only increase anxiety and panic. It is especially important for people who deal with anxiety and depression.

If you want to be mentally healthy, filtering the news is important. Give yourself a window of an hour throughout the day where you listen to legitimate sources of news.

Also, make sure that if discussing the virus or lockdown makes you anxious, ask your family and friends to keep you out of it. There is nothing wrong with this, but it will help with the piece of your mind.

5.      Keep the communication lines open

Most importantly, keep in touch with your family members and friends. If your parents live in a different city, make sure you are in touch with them constantly. It is tougher on elders who are used to talking with neighbors or going on daily walks or so on.

Make sure that they have groceries and medicines, and ensure you place an order for the same so that they don’t have to go out.

Moreover, talk to your other family and friends daily because that is the best thing to beat isolation.

6.      Set up a dedicated workspace

For people working from home, having a dedicated workspace is important for being productive. It doesn’t have to be a whole room, a small corner in a room can work too.

Also, make sure, it has all your important things so that when you are working, you can concentrate fully.

Furthermore, if you have kids, and both you and your spouse are working, give them chores so that they can keep themselves busy. When you are not using the TV or screen, let them enjoy their shows or cartoons.

7.      Be there for the kids

It is hard for kids too; they cannot play outside or meet their friends or drive their bikes in the park. So, make sure that you listen to them because they are anxious too. It may come out as an outburst or tantrum, so don’t get angry with them.

Try to be understanding of their emotional outburst, and help them navigate this difficult time. It doesn’t mean that you say yes to every demand that they make.

The best way to do that is by spending time with them and playing with them. Include them in household chores like setting up the table or so on.

8.      Workout

The best way to take care of yourself and everyone is by eating healthy and working out. Set up time so that you work out every day. It will relax you, and when your heart gets pumping, your worries will be set free.

Do meditation every day for at least five minutes. Most importantly, try to eat healthy food, it can be difficult due to limited food stock, but give it your best shot.

Stay home & stay safe! Try these tips to manage your health better and we will come out of this pandemic soon!

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