Tips for Staying Physically and Mentally Healthy in Isolation

By Trista
Tips for Staying Physically and Mentally Healthy in Isolation

If this year has taught us anything, it is how to do things differently and do them alone. We’ve had to look inward and find out what makes us happy and what doesn’t. It has undoubtedly been a good time for self-reflection. Spending a lot of time on your own teaches you a lot about yourself. What have you learned? The best thing to do in isolation is to get into a routine and find normalcy in your life again. If you need some ways to make your alone time better, then keep reading about the benefits of yoga, mediation, and “me” time.

Make sure you try to keep to a regular daily routine, so you don’t end up working in bed all day long. Shutterstock.

Don’t Work From Your Bed

When you’re at home and working there, it is quite tempting to do everything in bed and our PJs. As great as this is for a few days, it can be quite harmful to you and your mood. There needs to be a separation between your work life and your home life, even though you’re doing work and home from the same place. That can be hard to do. One way to get into the routine of doing this is to get up and make your bed. It’s a task to check off first thing in the morning to get your day started.

Also try to keep devices from the bed when you’re trying to rest. Shutterstock.

One of the best tips for you during this time is to stick to an active routine. That could mean something as simple as waking up at your usual time when you used to get up for work and starting your day with a workout. Getting dressed is also a great way to get out of the slump of being at home. Some people even wear their shoes inside(after they’ve cleaned them, of course, not to make a mess on their floors) to make it feel more like they are at work and be more productive.