Social distancing has been one of the most common measures taken by governments globally. In the past month, restaurants, malls, schools, universities, public and private companies have been closed until further notice, in the hope that the infection curve will level off considerably and prevent health systems from collapsing due to a massive influx of patients.
We understand that self-isolation may be a disorientating experience, especially for those who are used to spend most of their time outdoors. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of recommendations from our network of experts to look on the bright side, whilst channeling your energy into some productive activities.
Psychological advice for long periods indoors:
- Avoid watching TV or being on social media all day reading news about the coronavirus. Face the situation positively; remember, by staying home you are saving lives.
- Use technology to keep in touch with your loved ones
- Stay active by looking for manual and physical activities at home. Plan a daily routine for yourself and make sure you stick to it.
- Help yourself. Be aware of the difficulties that these days can pose on a psychological level. Make a “peace agreement”, by which you collaborate and support the people you stay with at home.
- Create new memories: Share with the family. Relive and perform traditional games with your family that in your childhood allowed you to spend pleasant and memorable moments.
- Think about how you’ve coped with difficult situations in the past and reassure yourself that you will cope with this situation too. This too shall pass.
We are available and prepared to answer your questions and support you during this time. At
Global Healthcare 4U we strongly believe that we need to take care of ourselves so we
can meet again soon. #wecare4u