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How to cope with being stuck at home

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How to cope with being stuck at home

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This transition time where everyone is asked to stay home to #flattenthecurve forces many of us to be cooped up at home and redefine our daily schedules. Here are 5 ways to cope with being stuck at home according to Drs Konstantin Lukin and Elissa Gross.

1. Create a routine
Maintaining a regular schedule and a daily routine can help us cope with all the uncertainty and changes that this time brings. Whether it’s a regular wake-up time, eating hours or our sleep schedule, a steady routine will help bring some normalcy back to our days.

2. Going outside
While respecting the social distancing guidelines, getting some fresh air and some sunlight is still very important for our well-being.

3. Connect with loves ones
As mentioned in one of our previous articles, technology can help us stay in touch with our loved ones in this time where we can’t physically meet up. Keeping those connections alive can help keep our mind busy

4. Take breaks
In our everyday life, there are coffee, bathroom and other breaks. Remembering to take breaks during the day whether you are working or studying from home will help your efficiency.

5. Limit exposure to news
Although it’s important to keep tabs on updates and rules to follow, the constant news alert can create anxiety and fear. Keeping it to short periods and trustworthy sources is the best according to Drs Gross and Lukin.

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