It’s mental health, we tackle quarantine claustrophobia. The claustrophobia that is caused by quarantine isolation and it can mess with your mental health.
Quarantine claustrophobia is the feeling that is brought by the idea of being bound indoors for a long period of time. If you suffer from any form of mental illness or addiction, a busy schedule can be your saving grace.
The errands we run on a day to day and being busy at work can cause us anxiety. But taking them away so suddenly and for an indefinite amount of time can make anyone anxious.
Quarantine claustrophobia is also referred to as cabin fever. It is that feeling of being overwhelmed by loneliness and isolation. That the thought of being in the house for one more day and possibly more, makes you anxious and stressed.
The first few weeks of quarantine may have been a kind of relief to do things you never had time for before. As time passes by there are less and less things to do and tomorrow seems an even more daunting task. The best thing you can do for yourself is to avoid staying in bed the entire day!!
Here are more tips on staying above the quarantine claustrophobia:
- Wake up and take a bath every morning. This will keep you feeling fresh and comfortable and can get you into your daily routine.
- Maintain a schedule. Fill your day with little tasks and activities that will keep you occupied, that way you won’t be thinking too much about that anxiety.
- Keep active, this is always recommended as a means of staying fresh and mentally sound. A little exercise can help take off the weight of those feelings making you feel caged in.
- Keep a healthy state of mind. Stay positive! Accept that you will have negative thoughts of course. Keeping a positive mindset will help you when you are feeling the doom and gloom of indoor life. This is not forever.
- Maintain communication with others. Schedule those video calls, talk to friends and family. Communicate your stress and worry, you will be surprised at how many people are starting to feel the same. You are not alone!