5 ways to get rid of cabin fever

Depending on where you reside in the world, the new normal we’ve had to adjust to makes vacation a bit more difficult. All of our activities we’ve taken for granted have now been replaced with other things or repurposed. Our homes have become the office, gym and everything in between. If you’re running out of ideas check out these tips to curb cabin fever without breaking the bank.

Get some fresh air

This seems like common sense, but since we’ve somewhat established a quarantine routine, it’s easy to forget we need to take some time out of our day to enjoy the outdoors. Use your patio or the backyard to soak up some sun while completing your daily activities. Take a quick stroll around your neighborhood to reset and incorporate a change of scenery. 

Don’t neglect your social life

Just because we might be unable to resume all activities doesn’t mean we have to neglect our family and friends. Schedule regular check-ins or video chat times in the instance you’re unable to travel to see loved ones. With so many advances in technology, we can still remain connected with one another even if we can’t physically be in their presence. 

Incorporate self-care practices

When is the last time you’ve read a good book? Taken a bubble bath? Sat in complete silence to still your thoughts? The world doesn’t stop – but it’s important for you to know when it’s time to take a personal pause. Be intentional about the time you take for yourself. If you don’t take care of you – then who will? 

Break a sweat

Workouts can often seem daunting, but in order to reduce anxiety (and take your mind off of being home) you must re-channel this energy. There are so many free resources available online to increase your heart rate. Also, there’s no harm in taking a brisk walk/run for at least 30 minutes a day. Gather the help of a few friends to hold you accountable!

Plan a staycation

Depending on your comfort level, contact the hotels in your area to understand their policies during this time. Pick a few days to relax, refresh and unwind. If you work remotely, you could opt for this option if staying home becomes too unbearable.

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