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Hey Turning Point! I’m one of the new Summer interns, and I’ve been selected to do a “Blog Post of the Week.” I wanted to do a post about COVID-19, since many of our mental healths are struggling during this time. Whether it’s anxiety over sickness or a feeling of being overwhelmed by everything that’s going on, there are many causes for this struggling. So, with this in mind, here are some things you can do to stay sane during quarantine:
So there you have it: 14 ways to stay sane during quarantine. Hope they help! Let me know in the comments what works for you!
Love this Ben! I like how you included ways we can help our communities, doing good things for other people is a great way to boost your mental health 🙂
Hey Ben! Great post. I love that you mention switching up your schedule since time doesn’t feel like a real thing anymore. I’ve seen a lot of people saying they should get into a routine to help cope with quarantine but a lot of people would benefit from the opposite! Everyone copes differently 🙂
You have some really great tips! I’ve used some of these tips myself and find them to be very beneficial. Now everyone can try them out!
Hey Ben, I loved tip #10! I’ve been trying to use all this new free time in a productive but still fun way by reading all the books I wanted to read when I was too busy with school! It’s been a great way to minimize my screen time while still engaging my mind. I’m at 8 books down so far and hope to be close to 20 by the end of the summer!
I loved this and how you mentioned how important our mental health is during this time! I definitely have done some of these things during quarantine and its helped my mental health! I hope everyone try’s at least one of these out!
Thank you so much for this post Ben! I think that I often forget that we can still be safe and do things like go outside and enjoy nature, or mix our schedules up just to try to keep our sanity. Being able to see a break from the constant routine that has a little weird but stressful will definitely be my biggest takeaway from this list. Thank you again for sharing.
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