Updated: Mar 26, 2020
We are all battling our inner anxieties right now. It is likely that you will struggle with your mental health during isolation at some point. I am sharing my top five ways to boost your mood during isolation. See also 'Coping with coronavirus anxiety' for more practical tips to help improve your mental health during isolation.
5 ways to boost your mental health during isolation
Open your window
Letting some sunshine and fresh air into your home is a great way to brighten your mood. Stick your head out of the window and breathe in the fresh air, try closing your eyes and listening to nature for a few moments.
Wash your face
A good splash of water always makes me feel better, having a brisk shower is also a great way to reset your mindset.
Put on some music
Put on some happy music that you can sing along and dance around the room to. If you have young children they will love joining in on this too.
Creative therapy is a popular form of expression. You dont have to be a talented artist to get creative, dig out those old paints, coloured pencils or yarns of wool and create something. Or, you could purchase an adult colouring book, they are very relaxing and great for your mental health during isolation.
It is a known fact that by thinking about something positive that makes you smile your mood is instantly lifted. Join the Coronavirus Mental Health Support group on Facebook, my friend and I fill it with lots of positive news that is bound to make you smile!
Whether you already have underlying mental health conditions or your just struggling during this difficult time, it is so important to take care of your mental health during isolation. Share this article with your friends and family to help them throughout this difficult time.