Experts say these simple tips can help nourish your mental health and keep you from developing cabin fever while you stay indoors this winter.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise as the winter months settle in.
As stay-at-home orders take effect, concerns about coping are top of mind.
“As we have seen since the onset of the pandemic, social distancing guidelines meant to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have the unintended effect of isolating people and potentially increasing loneliness for some vulnerable people,” Derek Richards, PhD, psychologist and chief science officer at SilverCloud Health, told Healthline.
“The recent surge in cases coupled with the change in weather, decreased daylight hours, and less socialization are expected to exacerbate feelings of hardship and distress,” he said.
The good news?
There are ways to nourish your mental health and help curb cabin fever while you stay indoors. Here are some ideas to consider.