The quarantine period gives us enough time to analyze that if we will become ill - or infect others - 6 Important tips.

 However, isolation can be a tough time. Staying away from society, it can affect your mental health and also make you feel lethargic and depressed.

A study by King’s College London have found that quarantine (isolation) is linked with symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger, and confusion–with the effects sometimes lingering for a long time.

Here are some tips to keep yourself busy while in self-isolation, if you are not working from home:

1 Take Good Care of Yourself

Even while in isolation, you should eat well, take proper rest, and do regular Yoga or exercise. It is important to keep yourself busy and active within the boundaries of the house. Sitting idle at home could only lead to emotional distress and physical tension.

2. Connect to people.

Staying at home does not mean that you cannot connect out to near and dear ones. While living in self-isolation, talk to people using social networks, when in stress. Anxiety gets overwhelming, and talking about our fears with others, within the constraints of the given situation could help maintain your mental health and help to recover faster from the disease.

3. Do things that help you to feel relax.

Self isolation can be a stressful situation to be in. Engaging in things that allow you to de-stress is important. Listening to music, reading a book, or painting or even having a cup of tea / coffee or some comfort food could help you a lot in relaxing the mind. Carrying out meditation or listening motivational videos can also help.

4. Keep yourself physically active in isolation.

You do not need to go to a gym to remain physically fit. Do Surya Namaskar, Push-ups, abdominal exercises, and so on all work on different muscles in the body.

Staying in isolation does not mean you need to keep yourself away from regular fitness. There are a number of exercises you can do within home.

5. Do not feel un-comfortable.

If, you are in self-quarantine, but so are millions of others around the world. There is no need to feel un-comfortable or awkward.

6. Limit your screen time.

If you are in isolation, you should limit your screen time. There is a tendency when staying at home, you opt to watch television. As per a study by the UB School of Public Health, watching television or movie on mobile, exhibit higher levels of stress, which leads to anxiety and depression.

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