Coping and Thriving During COVID-19 Isolation
Using a scent diffuser. My best friend bought me a small electronic diffuser as a Christmas present. In the last couple of weeks, I found that using a lavender sleep scent is beneficial to relaxation and sleep.
Working on jigsaw puzzles. Working on a 1,000-piece puzzle once a day gives me a sense of control and is helpful to fill time. Of all the things I have tried so far, this has been one of the most therapeutic (and inexpensive).
Making rituals with friends. Every morning, I get up and read a one-page philosophic mediation before sending a copy to my friend. It provides me with wisdom and gives me a reason to check in and talk with a loved one. I encourage you to check up with your friends, as isolation will hit some of us harder than others. Sending a message or giving them a call is a great way to boost both your day and theirs!
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