If you're someone that has been forced to self-isolate during COVID-19 and suffering from a lack of motivation, we have some tips to get you through it.
One of the most challenging things to deal with during this pandemic is isolation. For many, it can become a heavy burden affecting our mental health. Fortunately, there are some regular routines and resources available that will help you cope.
Whether it's work-related or a social gathering, a virtual meeting is essential during this period. The benefit here is establishing and maintaining connections which in essence, becomes an asset to your professional and personal wellness. Engagement over virtual apps like Zoom and Houseparty has skyrocketed making it a routine in our daily lives. If you're finding yourself lonely, try arranging a weekly meeting and catch up with loved ones or friends you haven't spoken to in a while. Since doing this I learned that participating in a digital space has become therapeutic. Remember, you're not in this alone!
There should always be a goal in mind for what you want to do with your time and what you want to accomplish. Although quarantine is tough on a lot of people, there are many that are thriving. You need to look at your situation and say, "What will I accomplish today?" Also, create a goal for yourself and work towards it. What I like to do is have a list of 3-5 things I will accomplish in a day then executing it. If you're finding that you have more time on your hands, now's the time to finish that project you've been working on. There's also a great opportunity to learn a new skill. In our "5 Apps That Will Make You A Better Person After Being Quarantined" blog post, we included resources that will coincide with daily planning. Remember, "By failing to plan, you are planning to fail."
I know we're in a current state of isolation but hear me out. Being outdoors is not only therapeutic but essential and there's a right way to do it. As cities are slowly lifting restrictions, spaces like golf courses and parks are beginning to open. As we practice social distancing we need to be conscious that venturing outdoors is still a necessity. The warmer months are approaching and there's nothing better than getting out of the house and taking in some fresh air. My suggestion is to seek out remote locations in your area and stretch your legs with an early morning walk or jog. It will help get the blood circulating which is beneficial for the body and mind.
And remember, when venturing out to always utilize and practice proper safety measures!
By: Jay Denson