We know that having to self-isolate to help slow the spread of COVID-19 is a necessary measure that we must all take to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. But we also know that it can be stressful. Being inundated with news on the pandemic and being away from our normal social circles can be hard to deal with.
So what can you do to decrease your stress? Our experts have some self-care tips you can do at home during quarantine:
Acknowledge and honor your feelings of fear and concern, and then do something to move forward and away from those feelings. For many of us, maintaining routines will help keep us positive, balanced, and mentally well.
This article reflects the expertise of Wendy Slusser MD, a pediatrician who volunteers at Venice Family Clinic and associate vice provost of the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center at UCLA, and Mimi Lind LCSW, director of the behavioral health program at Venice Family Clinic.