With so many states telling people to stay home to prevent spreading coronavirus, cabin fever can start to set in, especially for extroverts. “It involves a range of negative emotions and distress related to restricted movement: irritability, boredom, some hopelessness and even, behaviorally, restlessness and difficulty concentrating.” However, CNN has these tips for dealing with cabin fever.
- Create a new routine. Keep as much of your regular routine in place as you can.
- Mix it up. Move to different rooms and think about redecorating existing spaces.
- Stay physically and mentally busy. Take a walk or catch up on a book you’ve been wanting to read.
- Connect with others. Facetime relatives, join online groups and text friends.
- Spend time alone. With kids and your spouse home, you might all need a little alone time.
- Embrace uncertainty. Stay focused on the present and accept being uncomfortable about the situation sometimes.