This week I decided to talk about how we can keep up good mental health in quarantine. Because I’ve struggled with this myself, I thought it would be good to talk about it with you all too.
Since starting quarantine, things have been stressful. It’s important to remember that because of the virus, everyone is experiencing some kind of stress right now. Recognizing that can help you feel a little less alone during this crazy time. I know it helped me.
By letting go of what’s not in our control and making sure that we keep up healthy habits, we can make this stressful time a little less stressful for ourselves. In keeping normal routines, sharing our feelings with those we love, and practicing some self-care, things can feel less out of control.
One big thing we can all do is remind ourselves of the good things we have. Mindful behaviors and gratefulness can go a long way during this time.
Music can also be a huge help to us through this tough time. When we’re feeling our lowest, turning on a speaker and playing our favorite tunes can brighten our days and moods. Playing music while I work has helped me feel more productive, and has made the days pass quicker.
Social distancing and isolation can be daunting, but armed with the power of music it’s easy to feel connected to musicians and others who love the same kind of music. Even making a playlist with positive songs to help you through the day can be the best form of self-care.
All of these different practices can look different for each of us but have the same effect. Making sure that we’re keeping ourselves in good headspaces can do wonders for our recovery. It can make sure that we stay clean and sober, even if it’s just for today.
If you have any tips of your own about how you’re coping with coronavirus and social distancing, make sure to DM us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! We’d love to hear which mental health practices you’ve been implementing, and the music that’s helping you get through this.
If you find that you’re struggling to stay clean and sober, we’re always here to help. Feel free to reach out to me or someone on our admissions team whenever!
Hey guys, it’s Jordan, and welcome back to my quarantine vlogs. I wanted to talk to you about mental health and how I have been coping during this time. I’ve definitely been a little bit more stressed than usual so I looked up some tips and thought of some of my own that I can share with you on how to stay sane during this crazy time.
First is recognizing that it is completely normal to feel stressed right now, and for me, it helped hearing that. You know, a pandemic doesn’t happen every day. So, if you’re stressed out, it’s okay, you’re fine.
Another thing is to manage what you can and let go of what you cannot. So for me, that means I can manage washing my hands, I can manage not going into big crowds, but I can’t manage how other people are going to react or what’s going to happen to the world. I’m releasing that, I’m surrendering to that, and it no longer has power over me.
Another is to keep your normal routine, as I’m sure you’ve heard. Wake up at a normal time, shower, brush your teeth, you know, put on clothes. When I wasn’t keeping a normal routine it was messing with my mental health.
Practicing self-care is super important right now. Make sure you’re cleaning your room or you know, going on a walk, playing music, listening to your favorite song. It can even be as simple as watching your favorite movie and taking the time to take care of yourself.
Talk about how you’re feeling, I can’t stress this one enough. Call the people that you love and let them know how you feel, I promise that will help.
Seek news, but from reliable sources in short periods. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Don’t watch so much news that you’re overwhelmed, it’s not going to help. You’re not going to make it go away by stressing out about it, I promise.
If you work, take breaks. That’s important. For me, I will overwork myself and not take a break all day, then wonder why I feel like crap, and that is why. So take a break.
Last but not least, take this time to be appreciative of your space that you’ve worked so hard to have. How many times did we say “I can’t wait to go home,” and you know, now that we’re here, we’re complaining? So I’m grateful that I’m at home. I’m happy to be in the space that I love.
And that’s about all that I have. I want to hear from you guys. Share this video! Have a beautiful rest of your day, and stay safe.