As many of us enter our FIFTH month of self-quarantine, we might be feeling that restless, trapped, climbing the walls feeling which they are now calling “cabin fever.” I wish I was in a cabin, that conjures up a lake, woods and open spaces. But I’m not; I’m in my home in Easton.
I get up in the morning and my hair looks like I stuck my finger in the socket. I DESPERATELY NEED A HAIRCUT AND DYE JOB.
Because self-isolation and social distancing is still the best bet for Survivors to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s more critical than ever to not let our “cabin fever” jeopardize the health of ourselves and our communities. Many Survivors’ immune systems are compromised so we must be extra cautious.
I know I will survive the “hair” issue, that is the least of our problems as we are confined to our homes with no one visiting us-it is important to take care of ourselves both physically and mentally.
So now we are in the green zone. I read what that means, but I am sticking to the self-quarantine. I do not feel safe enough to go out and eat in a restaurant or even head to the mall.
I just do not feel safe doing that. When I look at the numbers-40,000 new cases in one day in the United States of America I am afraid. I don't know when I will gain a sense of safety but I do look forward to it. Not sure if I ever will feel that safe again.
Here are some tips that help me:
If you can, this is great for your body and your mind. Take a walk around, it will lift your spirits. Remember to stay 6 feet away from your neighbors.
If you can’t get outdoors, bring the outdoors inside. The weather is getting nice so open all your windows, circulate the air. You will feel like you are outside. It will lift your spirits.
One of the best-known oils in aromatherapy, lavender oil is prized for its calming effects on the body and mind and also the ability to lessen anxiety, (something I’m sure many of us are experiencing) wondering when will this be over, will it be over soon, what will the new normal be????
The mere act of sniffing Lavender Essential Oil has been known to have a calming effect and is extremely useful in reducing stress and anxiety.
You can put some Lavender on a cotton ball and sniff or you can diffuse it. It will do wonders for you.
VISIT NEW PLACES:
Get on the internet, google Planet Earth or any country you always wanted to visit but never got there.
Visit zoos, museums, cities, battlefields, monuments. The possibilities are endless. Right now, I personally am visiting zoos around the world and having a blast!
There are many free classes on the internet, go to you tube and you can find just about any kind of exercise like: easy yoga, mindfulness yoga, Zumba and exercises to get your heart rate up. Do it at your own pace, no one is watching you! BONUS
You can use some down time to organize your closets, drawers or pantries. This wasn’t my favorite pastime but had a pretty satisfied feeling when it was done. Try it, you’ll like it.
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