Are you on a self-imposed or a mandated quarantine during this coronavirus pandemic? Whether it’s voluntary or imposed, some effects of social isolation may take a toll on a person’s emotional and mental health.
Fortunately, thanks to technology, we can continue to give each other updates and support through video calls, texts, chats, and, of course, live streaming!
Countering the Effects of Isolation with Mental Health Tips
Being in self-isolation can get stressful and you may find your mind spiraling out of control. But being disengaged from the world can also be a time for self-love and self-care.
Here are some tips from our BeLive live streamers on how you can take care of yourself to counter the effects of isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
1. Fill Your Alone Time With Meaningful Moments
When you’re in quarantine, you may start thinking of all kinds of things and end up spiraling into a dark mental hole. So it’s important to fill your alone time with moments that will eventually turn into beautiful memories in the future.
Psychologies Magazine interviewed speaker and coach Tiu De Haan to find out how she’s coping with self-imposed quarantine as well as how she’s making the most of this time away from the crowds. Watch Tiu De Haan share her know-hows of how to counter negative self-isolation effects here!
2. Relax and Treat Yourself to a Hot Bath… or More
With more time on your hands, you can finally dive into the activities that you may have set aside or neglected in the past. People who have shifted to working from home can practically spend an hour or two in a hot bath every night!
Remember those bath bombs or scrubs you bought for yourself but never used? This is the time to use them. Tamara Brown and Heather Townsend Kassian shared some products you can use when you’re having your “Me Time” during quarantine in this insightful live stream.
3. Reflect on Yourself
Self-reflection can be a great activity to take during isolation. Doing so allows yourself to keep yourself grounded and ease the mental strain that self-isolation brings.
Coach Charlotte Ferreux of Thrive Coaching and Consulting shares how you can ease anxiety by trusting in the system and yourself. Watch her conversation with Sherry Richert Belul below!
4. Keep Your Immune System Up
The main reason why the world is encouraged to self-isolate is to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Keeping yourself healthy should also be a big part of self-induced quarantine. That’s why it’s important to continue eating nutritious food, taking the right vitamins and supplements, and exercising even during quarantine.
Cindy Manit and her physician, Dr. Abiola Oladoke, talk about the precautions you can take as well as what supplements, herbs, and oils can help with immunity. Watch their live stream here.
5. Create a Self-Care Routine
With a lot of time in your hands, you can get a bit more creative with your routine. It’s the perfect opportunity to spring clean your lifestyle, as Apolonia Cross shares. Her suggested self-care routine can help you stay physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually strong during this time of crisis.
Watch her video below!
6. Try Tapping Techniques for Anxiety and Fear
When you’re self-isolating, anxiety and fear will definitely creep up on you, especially in times of a global pandemic. So it’s best to be equipped with techniques to help you calm down.
The Tapping Mama shares these awesome tapping or emotional freedom technique (EFT) to release the fear you may be developing within yourself in this broadcast. Remember, your mind needs to stay healthy and active for your body to work properly.
7. Live Stream Your Experience and Find Ways to Work at Home Effectively
Even if you’re self-isolating, you still need to stay connected with other people for your mental health. Find ways to continue working and talking to people, even if you do it through a computer screen.
Live streaming is a great avenue and BeLive can help you connect with your family and friends. That’s what Brandon Love of Crumble Co. discussed with Craft Show Success.
Watch their awesome show below!
The negative effects of social isolation may or may not creep up on you during quarantine but you don’t need to succumb to loneliness. When you’re experiencing cabin fever and require more stimuli, then check out these tips from our live streamers to improve your mood!
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Pam Amantiad is a Content Writer in BeLive’s Marketing Team. With a degree in Creative Writing, she has nearly a decade of experience in digital marketing, particularly in content creation as a copywriter and a freelance blog writer. Not contented with producing written outputs, she dove into the world of live video marketing in 2019 and hasn’t left since.