Top 10 At-Home Survival Tips

Top 10 At-Home Survival Tips

Top 10 At-Home Survival Tips

In times of uncertainty like today, it is important to pay attention to your mental health. One of the most common triggers for anxiety and depression is the aspect of control, or lack there of. Due to the Coronavirus, many of us are lacking control.

You’re not alone in the sea of emotions, lack of mental clarity, and unforeseen next steps.
We see people being laid off, school cancellations, or people just stuck in their homes. The one thing we all have in common here is a lack of control; We all feel it, and we are feelings are valid.

But what can we control? What can we do?

Here are some tips on how to handle yourself through this process:

  1. Acceptance. The sooner you are able to accept the current events, without feeling the need to think too far ahead or too far behind you, the better it will be for your mental health.
  2. Replace coping skills with ones friendly to your current state. For example, YouTube at home workouts - Try something new, like PopSugar Fitness. They are fun and accessible. Take short walks around your neighborhood or sit out in the sun.
  3. Stay Connected: Introverts stay comfortable at home, but remember to check on your extrovert friends, social distance isn’t the same as isolation.
  4. Routines! If your class or work started at 9AM and now you’re online - make it a habit to log in at that time. Change your clothes in the AM. Put on makeup! Shave your face! Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t spoil yourself. Stick to your AM/PM routines as best you can during this process.
  5. Educate yourself, DONT panic! There’s info everywhere but check your sources. Listen to what your State is saying.
  6. Mindfulness! Be in the moment no matter what it is. Be present. Stay grounded. Try it with cooking! Cook for yourself, with music on, and make something tasty and fun. It uses all your senses and allows you to escape your anxious thoughts. Be proud of yourself for anything you create or do that is new during this time.
  7. Clean & Organize. The chores you’ve been putting off because of work can be done now. Go through your things, donate and sell!
  8. Check out new hobbies: Reading, Webinars, journaling, cross-stitching, couponing, etc!
  9. Talk to your therapist. We at Orlando Thrive are offering discounted and shorter sessions to meet financial needs of our clients. We don’t want you to be alone whatsoever.

If you’re feeling isolated or without direction, or know someone who is in need - reach out to a therapist at Orlando Thrive today. You can inquire about gifting therapy sessions for friends and family as well as our discounted sessions, Tele-Therapy, Quick Coaching calls, or our support lines. Keep calm and remember to take care of yourself and thrive on!

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.