Before 2020, how many of us had ever contemplated isolating for two weeks, let alone more extended periods of quarantine? However, quarantine and isolation are now practices most of us are navigating regularly.
Initially, it sounds great – time at home to care for yourself and your family. Time to relax and enjoy a bit of quality time together, assuming you are not sick. Or time to let your body heal if you are recovering from an illness.
In reality, it can be much different and a lot more challenging. It can be tedious, lonely, and every day can feel like a week. We are going to look on the bright side here, however, and consider some of the ways that you can look after yourself when isolating.
Do activities that make you happy
Some people want to use their time at home ‘productively’. That in itself means different things to different people. Sales of DIY products went through the roof during periods of lockdown. Add to that the copious amounts of banana bread that people seemed to bake, and it seems many chose to use their time to indulge in hobbies and passions. That is all well and good if you want to do that. However, if zoning out in front of the television with your Firestick and bingeing on movies and boxsets is going to make you feel happier, go for it. Get around regional restrictions and irritating buffering by installing a Firestick VPN – you can find out more about this on troypoint.com.
Get things delivered
If you are isolating, you can’t leave the house to get what you need. However, that does not mean that you need to go without the essentials and a few luxuries. Order your grocery shop online, find a pharmacist who offers a delivery service to drop off any necessary medications. There are also plenty of places that will deliver takeouts and treats directly to your door. Have a look online to see the ones local to you or harness the power of social media. There is usually someone out there willing to help!
Keep an eye on your health
Ironically, you are isolating to protect your health, but it can be easy to be so hyper-focused on coronavirus and ignore all other aspects of your health. Don’t. The healthier you are, the more likely you are to escape the devastating effects of the illness. Eat healthily as much as possible, and try to maintain a fitness routine. It is much more difficult when you are stuck indoors, but not impossible. A few stretches and some yoga in your lounge, or hula hooping in your yard are just a couple of the things that you can do.
Isolation is challenging for everyone; there is little doubt about it. However, put a positive spin on it where possible and use the time wisely.