Ways to Stay Positive During Quarantine
It can be hard to stay positive during the quarantine. Being in the same four walls every day for weeks will drive any person slightly insane.
I feel so much anxious energy sometimes I think that I’m about to explode. At the beginning of quarantine, I could barely pull myself out of my depressive slump. But over time I’ve learned that there are many things you can do to keep your morale up during this time.
Each tip might not work for everyone, but you’re bound to find something that’ll give you a bit of joy in these upcoming weeks.
Journal the best parts
I’ve been doing this way before quarantine but I think it helps me even more now. I keep a journal where every day I write down what the best part of my day was. It can be even as small as just getting out of bed.
After a few weeks, you can read over your journal and see that even when you’re down, life has some wonderful moments, and it’s good to appreciate them.
When I start to feel anxious the first thing I do is go for a walk. Walking helps exert all that anxious energy and listening to some killer music while not staring at those same four walls is a real mood booster.
Working with your hands is also a great way to use movement to improve mood. Whether it’s gardening, painting, cooking, woodwork, or my personal favourite, sewing, working with your hands can help give your mind a much-needed break.
Drink a hot drink! I’m not sure why this always makes me feel better but a cup of tea or hot chocolate always helps to calm my nerves.
Share your positivity
Another part of being positive is sharing your positivity with others. Write a nice note to your friends and tell them why they’re so special.
This won’t only make them feel special, but it’s good for you too.
Make a list
Make a to-do list. When you have a big project to do it can seem impossible. But if you break it down into a to-do list it’ll seem much more manageable. And new projects and hobbies will help keep you busy and your mind active.
Try something new
Pick up a hobby. Learn a new language, try out coding, bake a cake, take a summer course! There are so many things you can do to occupy your time. But remember to keep balanced.
It’s hard to not be hard on yourself for not getting things done. We live in such a fast-paced world you should not feel bad for just taking a break if that’s what you need.
Maintain a consistent sleep schedule. I know it can be hard but all-nighters aren’t very good for your health.
Waking up and going to bed at a decent time will give you the energy for the day. I know for me sleeping in makes me even more tired during the day, so I try and avoid it as much as possible.
Talk it out
Lastly, if you’re really feeling down, talk to someone about your feelings. If you don’t have anyone to talk to, write it in a journal. Expressing your emotions out loud will help you process them and get a new perspective on your situation.
These are just a few of the many ways you can boost your mood during the quarantine. If you have any other ideas/suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments!