Staying at home and practicing social distancing is the new “normal.” Staying away from others is important so you are not exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are some ideas of what to do to help from getting bored.
Settle in and stay home. Try something new. Cook a new recipe, make a photo album, play board games, clean out your closets, do crafts, listen to relaxing music, and make a list of what you want to do when everything is back to “normal.”
Reach out to people. It’s a perfect time to see what old friends are doing and distant relatives. Have a virtual family reunion over Zoom or other virtual video meeting. Feeling connected may help keep your spirits up.
Move your body. Being active can help lift your mood and support your immune system. Walk around the neighborhood (but be sure to keep social distancing). Stretch and practice yoga. Jog in place or kick off a dance party in your living room. You can also check into at-home fitness resources from your health plan by signing in to your health plan account.
Eat healthy and try new foods. Eat your fruits, vegetables and whole foods. Eating healthy foods is a great way to help your body’s immune system. Try a kiwi or different kinds of nuts or dark chocolate. It may boost your energy and mood too.
Continue to protect yourself and others. By taking these steps, we can all work together to help reduce the spread of the virus.
Get your rest. Good sleep is key to good health. Take time to slow down, breathe and sleep well. It’s amazing what good rest can do for you.
It’s perfectly normal to feel stressed right now. Talking to someone may help you feel better.
If you need help right away — for yourself or a loved one — call 911 or use the emergency numbers below.
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