The global pandemic and the nationwide lockdown has forced everyone to observe home quarantine, ensuring the much needed social distancing among people for the upcoming weeks. Indefinite alone time, limitation of resources, an overload of myths & facts, and the uncertainty of what’s to come, can make the best of us feel overwhelmed and anxious. Hence, it is imperative for those of us working from home to make the most out of this quarantine, moving away from the possibility of feeling anxious, and towards the certainty of feeling hope for the days to come.
5 Ways To make Your Quarantine During Lockdown in India
So here are 5 tried and tested ways you can make the most of your quarantine during these trying times.
1. Be Productive
You are now saving up hours that previously went into traveling and meeting social obligations. Treat this gift of time as an opportunity to shift your focus from the external to the internal. Bring more productivity in your routine on a daily basis.
Get back to those pending tasks you have been putting off for a while, upskill yourself, reorganize, take up a new hobby or go back to your old one.
A positive mindset will help you deal with this critical time by remaining stress free.
2. Don’t overload yourself with information
Avoid overloading yourself with information about the ongoing pandemic. Don’t believe everything you read on the internet and consult only credible sources for information and screening symptoms if needed. Do not obsess with the free time in your hand, especially if you have a tendency to overthink or you are someone who Googles everything.
If you need some medical advice or if you feel the need to talk to a healthcare professional, you can talk to a Credihealth Medical Expert or book a Telephonic/Video consultation in your city with leading doctors & leading hospitals.
3. Stick to a schedule
Working from home can sometimes make you fall into a lethargic lifestyle, making you unproductive and consequently, feeling negative. Maintain a schedule with regards to your sleep, your meals, and even your showers. Take out time to exercise regularly, and put an effort into dressing up even though you are staying indoors. Also, attend to the daily chores around the house.
Sticking to a routine will keep you physically and mentally active. Additionally, it will be easier for you to get back to the normal world once this ends.
This step is easier as well as extremely important for working parents with children. A routine will not only help the working parents manage things better around the house and at work, it will also keep the children from getting restless.
4. Clear the energy around you
Negative energies attract negative thoughts. Keep your surroundings organized and clean. A cluttered and messy house creates negative energies which can lead to physiological and mental negativity among the people living in that household.
Your bed must only be used for sleeping in and not to have your meals or to work. Use that kitchen table to eat and a dedicated desk to work on. Clean the dishes, clear the laundry, and dust the dirty corners of the house.
5. Virtual Socializing
You may be isolated, but you’re definitely not alone! Being home quarantined does not mean you have to be socially cut-off. Develop a habit of checking in with your family & friends regularly. Doing this will not just maintain your sanity and positive attitude, but it will do the same for those you connect with. Remember, we are all sailing in the same boat.
This ritual of virtual socializing will give you something to look forward to everyday, making this entire journey of being quarantined a lot easier.
It’s important to realize that by staying put in your homes, you are not losing control of the situation or giving in to the uncertainties surrounding it. What you’re really doing is making a major contribution towards ‘flattening the curve’ of this outbreak and saving the world.
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