This year has been tough for a lot of people, massive quarantine, illness, deaths, loss of loved ones. And through it all, those of us who have survived, must get up every day and carry on as if no problems.
That's easier said than done when you're told to stay home and keep your distance from friends and family.
It's hard being cooped up all day, especially during mandated quarantine. Like a lot of us here, I work at home, so making that transition wasn't so difficult as someone who works outside the house.
My technique for staying mentally healthy in quarantine is to just stay busy. I like to get outside daily to tend my yard. Now that winter weather is encroaching, I have less to do in my garden. Just being outside makes my brain feel normal. If I can't go outside, I like to put puzzles together. This small activity requires me to focus on something other than bad news. That's another thing, I don't usually turn on the news. It's just all bad these days. Who knows what the psychological and mental fall out will be on our society, everyone staying in doors. It's not a normal state.
Tell me how you're staying healthy in mind and body during quarantine and making sure you don't get sick.