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COVID-19 Isolation: Tips to Keep You Mentally Healthy

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COVID-19 isolation is stressful and hurting a lot of people’s mental health. Get helpful tips to deal with COVID-19 isolation on HealthyPlace.

COVID-19 Isolation: Tips to Keep You Mentally Healthy

Isolation is stressful and can hurt your mental health. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, many of us are isolated and alone. That’s in addition to dealing with anxiety about your health and the health of your loved ones.

These tips can help you maintain and even enhance your mental health when you are isolated because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Stay Mentally Healthy If You’re Isolated

Here are three helpful tips to deal with COVID-19 isolation.

  • Create new routines. Routines are key for mental health and wellbeing, yet this coronavirus disruption has thrown off so many of our ordinary, predictable routines. Stay balanced by creating new routines for you and your family. Set and keep a regular sleep/wake schedule. Establish times for work and schoolwork as well as for downtime.
  • …But avoid being rigid. Now, more than ever, the ability to be flexible is important as rules and regulations change almost daily. Be willing to adjust your routine as you go.
  • Establish new healthy habits. Regular physical exercise and healthy eating are crucial. If you can’t continue your ordinary activities, create new ones at home. YouTube is a great source for free exercise videos. Also, it’s still okay to step outside for a walk. Getting out of the house for a 30-minute walk provides a great mental health boost.

Use these tips to keep your days—and your mood—balanced for optimum mental health during the COVID-19 isolation.

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Your Thoughts

Today's Question: If you are isolated due to COVID-19, what are you doing to boost your mental health? We invite you to participate by sharing your thoughts, experience, and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.

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From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.

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If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.

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APA Reference
Peterson, T. (2020, April 13). COVID-19 Isolation: Tips to Keep You Mentally Healthy, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, May 27 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/covid-19-isolation-tips-to-keep-you-mentally-healthy

Last Updated: April 15, 2020
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