The pandemic is far from getting over. Even though the vaccination drive has started worldwide, it will take a year for everyone to be immune to the virus. As the cases are going up again, Home isolation will be standard for asymptomatic to mild Covid-19 patients. One might feel that home isolation is far better than hospitalization, which is true, but it is challenging, especially when you are sick.
As humans, we are used to being around people and socializing in different ways to stay connected. But now, with Covid-19, the only way to connect is the digital medium. But when a person is sick, it is natural to want people they love around them. Covid-19 being a highly infectious virus, isolating yourself is the best way to stop the spread of infection hence the home isolation.
Home isolation is not easy by any means. But today, we bring you some ways to make your home isolation a little better.
Stop searching on the net!
Please stop searching on the net for the symptoms you are experiencing. As humans, we are curious to know what is going on with our bodies, and searching on the net is just us satisfying that curiosity. But in reality, it is of no use. The search results, most of the time, are not accurate and are more generalized. Remember, the net is not a doctor, so not everything on there is correct. You are just fueling your anxiety, which is not needed when you are recovering from COVID-19.
Try to Read!
Try reading a good book that will help you divert your mind from negative thoughts. Reading these days has become an exciting medium of entertainment—the Ebooks, Audiobooks, Webtoons, and Comics are available to you through many apps right on your phone. Audiobooks are great if you can’t sleep and Comics are great if you are a light reader. Any medium of reading will help with your home isolation.
Connect with your Friends and Family!
Home isolation can make you feel lonely even if you are living with your own family. Being the only one in the room is much more challenging when you are sick, and meeting friends or family is not possible when you are home quarantined due to Covid-19. So, the next best thing is to connect with them through video calls. Connecting with your friends and family will help you feel so much better. Home isolation does not mean that you have to isolate yourself from the world and not connect. Connecting with family and friends will help with your recovery and also will help with your mental health.
Try to create a new routine!
Even in isolation having a routine can help. Sometimes we tend to lose track of time and do things as per our wish, like sleeping late or not eating on time. But when you are recovering from Covid-19, having a routine will help you get better faster. Sleep on time – sleep is one thing we take lightly, but it is the most significant to keep our immunity up. So do sleep on time, so you will feel much better the morning you wake up. Eat on time – Eat your meals at your regular timing without skipping. Your body needs all the nutrients during its recovery.
As dull as it sounds but meditation truly works to alleviate the negative thoughts dominating your mind. It also helps you to calm, which is essential, especially when you are recovering. Meditate for at least 20 minutes every day whenever you feel comfortable. Through meditation, you will reach peace and positivity that will help with your recovery. Be strong, and do let the negative thoughts get you.
Being infected with COVID-19 feels scary. Sure it is, but do not let it get you. Keep your spirits up, and don’t let it affect you. Home isolation is tough on mental health, so please communicate with your family if things are difficult for you to handle. Think of it as a rough patch that shall pass.
Also, make sure to keep track of your symptoms and connect with your doctor if you feel something is off. Make sure that you are following all the guidelines of home isolation to keep your family safe.
Most importantly, rest a lot. Rest is crucial while recuperating, so take a lot of rest and drink a lot of water.
Remember, this shall too pass; stay healthy and stay safe!