While the term ‘self-isolation’ can leave people feeling anxious at the prospect of spending time alone for the foreseeable, it’s important to have a plan in place for how you will cope whilst social distancing.
Here are 4 tips for coping during this challenging time.
1. Check in with teammates, family and friends
With the advances in technology, this is incredibly easy these days. I strongly advocate video at work for internal calls so it bests replicates your working environment and also drives accountability.
It’s proven that regular exercise is a key stress reliever and can work wonders for your mental health and well-being. Although it may be difficult to conduct a proper work-out from the comfort of your own home, check out YouTube for all the options available!
3. Retain a normal sleeping pattern
Aim to get between 7-8 hours’ sleep per night. This will also help maximise your productivity and concentration levels, improve your immune system and relieve stress and anxiety.
4. Positivity prevails
It can be very easy to sit back and dwell on everything that is happening in the world, but it’s not going to make a difference and will leave you feeling worse about the situation. Focus on the things we can control....
Negative feeling and emotions will have a chronic impact on stress and mental health. Although there is a lack of positive news in the world now, it’s important to remember the business and the world will rebound from this and opportunities will be presented to us all.
A great way to eliminate negative thoughts is to practice gratitude. Research by Harvard Medical School found that gratitude helps people feel more positive, improves health and can help build stronger relationships.