Being in quarantine at home surely plays an important role in preventing the spread of COVID-19. But coping with the disruption in your normal routine is easy, especially during Ramadan, a long-awaited month for Muslims to celebrate and gather with family.
Some people might feel overwhelmed since quarantine is started to seem like testing their sanity limits. The minds are consumed by the pandemic news, thus, taking care of your mental health is essential to minimize the impact on your physical health.
5 Tips to Manage Your Mental Health and Well-Being
So, how do we maintain our mental health during quarantine? How to cope with the feeling of not being able to go home this Ramadan, particularly for you who live alone? Here are 5 tips to manage your mental health and well-being.
1. Do relaxing activities
Relaxation helps you to reduce stress and anxiety. Have enough sleep, practice good sleep hygiene such as avoiding blue lights before bed or maintaining a routine around sleep and wake times, and do anything you like.
Enjoy your free time by reading books, doodling, watching travel videos on Youtube, Netflix and chill, or probably take a walk around your residential area. Are you into music? If yes, then listening to music and singing can also improve mental health and bolstering moods.
For those who are fasting this month, challenge your cooking skills! Prepare Iftar by yourself and eat well to manage stress by having healthy foods. Psst… You. can also acquire some new skills that will be useful for traveling later!
2. Maintain your connections
While in fact going out or exodus are restricted by the government, staying in contact with other people is a must. Not only it will save you off boredom, but it will also minimize the sense of isolation, especially when you miss home during this Ramadan.
Do a quick call or video group chat with your friends and family to keep updated. Reach out to them on social media or even better you can join a traveling group on Facebook to widen your connections and talking with people who have the same interests.
3. Exercise at Home
Exercise will lower your stress levels, help you to better regulate your emotions, improve your sleep, and potentially revamp your physical health in the long run. There are plenty of home workout ideas that can help keep you moving even when you stuck at home.
No… You don’t need some expensive equipment to stay healthy and stay in shape. Simply browse at-home workout videos, online classes, or download fitness app on your smartphone. Totally easy and fun!
4. Manage your stress
How to actually manage and deal with stress? One important way is to identify key thoughts or physical sensations that contribute to your overwhelmed feelings. Learn how to address your frustration, worry, sadness, tension, upset stomach, or anything in the cycle of distress.
After you’re able to spot the symptoms, you can try to reduce it by practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or tai-chi for stress management. That way, it helps you to de-escalate the cycle and regain control of your body and mind.
5. Create a cozy & clean home
Since your home will be your all-time place during this quarantine period, you need to make it as comfortable as you can. For those of you who live alone without family or roommates, cleaning your personal space is important to practice basic hygiene.
Don’t forget to wash your clothes and wipe the surface of items that are often touched like mobile phones, door handles, laptop keyboard, or your work desk. Create a cozy room for yourself that will make you feel at home and perfect for lounging and snuggling.
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We know that you miss going out, spending time with your family at home, or traveling to a place you’ve never been to. But at this time, staying at home is the best you can do to protect yourself and people you love. Learn to manage your mental and physical health during the quarantine.
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