Coronavirus Outbreak, Coping With Isolation….With Our Mental Health…

Hi, everyone…β™₯️

I Hope you are all staying safe and well…😘

This is the hardest thing we’ve ever had to face with this terrible virus….and what it’s doing to our world, and taking innocent people’s lives….the young and the elderly….it’s just so awful….that this is happening..πŸ’”

I can understand the fact of isolation..and why the government are doing what they are doing to protect…us all..and to stop this dreadful disease from spreading…but at some point..it can have an affect our mental health..πŸ’”

Isolation with a mental illness…is hard enough for we all..anxieties, depression, loneliness, and being closed in..

So what can we do to help and pass the time of these recent weeks….in isolation, let’s see…here are some strategies..to help..πŸ’–

Checklist: are you ready to stay at home?

  • Food: do you have a way to get food delivered?
  • Cleaning: are your cleaning supplies stocked up?
  • Money: can you budget for any higher bills or expenses? Will you save money from lower transport costs that you could spend elsewhere?
  • Work: can you work from home or not? If not, what are your rights to payment or benefits?
  • Medication: do you have enough medication, or a way to get more?
  • Health: can you reorganise any planned therapy or treatments?
  • Commitments: can someone else help you care for any dependents, walk your dog, or take care of any other commitments?
  • Connectivity: have you checked the contact details of the people you see regularly, like their phone numbers or email addresses?
  • Routine: can you create a routine or timetable for yourself? And if you live with other people, should you create a household schedule? Do you need to agree how the household will run with everyone at home all day?
  • Exercise: is there any physical activity you can do inside your home, such as going up and down the stairs, using bean tins as weights, or exercises you can do in your chair?
  • Nature: have you thought how you could access nature? Can you get some seeds and planting equipment, houseplants or living herbs?
  • Entertainment: have you thought about things to do, books to read or TV shows to watch?
  • Relax: have you got materials so you can do something creative, such as paper and colouring pencils?

There are lots of different ways that you can relax, take notice of the present moment and use your creative side. These include:

  • arts and crafts, such as drawing, painting, collage, sewing, craft kits or upcycling
  • DIY
  • colouring
  • mindfulness
  • playing musical instruments, singing or listening to music
  • writing
  • yoga
  • meditation.

If your feeling anxious…try games, and puzzles..and breathing techniques to try and help…

Take care…and have a wonderful Mother’s Day..to all the amazing mothers out there!!!β™₯️🌷🌷xx