Set a goal or task that you want to achieve for the day - it can be something small like making your bed, going for a walk or calling a friend. Use this time to try some new hobbies and keep doing the things you love as best you can like reading.
Get in to life!
Learn skills for tough times:
It might be helpful to learn new coping skills to maintain and improve wellbeing. Try journaling thoughts and feelings, practice some breathing exercises, explore mental health apps or websites, create a new routine, or take a digital detox.
While we can’t physically connect with friends and loved ones, there’s so many other ways to stay connected. Try connecting by video chat through Zoom or house party or try a phone call with friends and family. Online video and board games can be
Minimise unhealthy snacks while in isolation. It’s good to develop coping strategies that are not related to food. Make sure your diet includes things like: colourful fruits and vegetables, foods high in fibre (wholegrain cereals and bread, beans, chickpeas, lentils and nuts), fermented foods like unsweetened yogurt, olive oil, and fish (tinned is fine).
Try doing an online fitness program or a yoga class, challenge your friends to a push up challenge, get outside for fresh air or have a living room dance party – all great free ways to keep up physical and mental health.
Get enough sleep:
Try to stick with a sleep routine. Go to bed and wake up at the same time as much as possible and aim for at least 8 hours of sleep a night. Switch off from electronics 30-60 mins before bed.
Cut back on alcohol and other drugs:
Be mindful of your use of alcohol and other drugs during isolation. Try a short break - start with a few days and then try a week, consider alternatives like herbal tea, water or a smoothie, and find new activities to keep you engaged.