7 tips for staying sane while staying home

While you can’t control the spread of the pandemic, the health of people you love, or the effects on the economy, you can control things like how you take care of yourself and what you choose to focus on. Shifting your perspective will help you to feel empowered instead of victimised.

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April, 2020

Focus on what you can control , not what you cant.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by news feeds, social media panic and all the unknowns facing you and the rest of the world. But Bryan E. Robinson, author of The Right Mindset, writes, “When things are out of control, one of the best measures we can take is to focus on what we can control in our own little corner of the world. And that can go a long way when we break big problems into small, actionable steps.”

 

7 Tips for staying Sane during COVID-91 Lockdown

Take care of yourself

 
When your body is healthy, your mind is able to cope better with challenging times. Make sure you try to eat healthy food, get some exercise, and sleep enough. Be gentle with yourself. The world is a confusing and scary place right now. Allow yourself the time to process that and to deal with it.

Create a proper working space 

 
If you’re working from home, set up an office space at a desk or table that will help you to concentrate and keep you comfortable. Make sure you have proper lighting and that you position your chair, keyboard and monitor according to ergonomic guidelines. This will help to avoid pain or injury. This article in The National gives practical advice for how to do this.

Do something fun  

 
Give yourself permission to have fun. In the middle of a stressful period, it’s more important than ever before. You could try cooking new recipes, do some crafting, read a book, start learning a new language or challenge your friends to a karaoke sing-off over Zoom.

Create a proper working space

 
If you’re working from home, set up an office space at a desk or table that will help you to concentrate and keep you comfortable. Make sure you have proper lighting and that you position your chair, keyboard and monitor according to ergonomic guidelines. This will help to avoid pain or injury. This article in The National gives practical advice on how to do this.

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Do good deeds

 
One of the quickest ways to lift your spirits and feel like you are being part of the solution to a challenge is to do something good for someone else. Donate to a charity, support local businesses , help a neighbour with grocery shopping, or make Dua / say a prayer for those in need.

Keep washing your hands

 
Maintaining good basic hygiene and washing our hands with soap and water is something we can all do to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Read why in our blog post here. Keeping good hygiene – brushing your teeth, getting dressed, cleaning your house, and so on – will also help you feel better, stay healthy, and be more in control.