How To Deal With Isolation – Advice & Tips
We at BeStylish are always looking for topics that resonate with our readers, this week we are looking at the issue of isolation and will list some tips. As with all our articles please leave your feedback below and we will get back to you.
Current measures around the world are meaning that many people are finding themselves more isolated than ever before. It is important for people to recognize this is you or a close friend or family member. Here are some tips that we think can help:
Keep a Schedule and Routine
By keeping a schedule of things you need and want to do, starting in the morning encourages you to notice the things that bring you joy. Also include time for relaxing and self-care, this is just as important.
By keeping a schedule of things you need and want to do, starting in the morning encourages you to notice the things that bring you joy.
Maintain A Healthy Diet.
Eating healthy food has great benefits for both your body and mind. Good nutrition is crucial for health, particularly in times when the immune system could be needed. Try to eat fresh produce including fruits and veg. Nuts and grains are also full of nutrition. Take advantage of free-time and be mindful of the food you are eating. It is also recommended to limit the alcohol intake when in isolation, should you get sick the immune system needs to be strong. Additionally try to limit the intake of sugar, salt and fats during this period.
Call Friends & Family
Socializing with friends and family is extremely difficult during social distancing but is important to maintain contact with your social circles. Zoom and other video apps are a great way to speak to people and feel closer to them. Try to at least call 2 people each day and discuss future plans and activities that bring you joy.
Choose Telephone Counseling
Most therapists work via face-to-face consultations. However, in this pandemic, many face to face appointments have been cancelled, meaning that many therapists are offering telephone counseling. The team at BetterHelp has created a comprehensive article on the importance of telephone counseling and how effective it is for both the therapist and the person.
Exercise & Meditation
Try to exercise in the house or outside where possible. Yoga has proven benefits for the body and mind, and can be performed inside in a relatively small space. Meditation and mindfulness exercises are other great activities that you can try.
Yoga has proven benefits for the body and mind, and can be performed inside in a relatively small space.
Take a Break from News.
Whilst being informed is good, watching too much news can increase anxiety triggering other negative emotions. Try to plan watching the news at certain time of the day and aim to spend no more than 30 minutes and be sure to watch reliable sources. Another good option is ask a close friend to keep you updated.
It is extremely important to be fully hydrated, try to drink as much water as you can but avoid sugary drinks and those with excess calories. A good tip to enhance the taste of water is to add frozen berries or citrus fruits. Invest in a good water bottle that you can measure your water intake.