10 Psychological Tips for Coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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If you have been in contact with the virus, you may need to self-isolate at home. It’s natural for people to feel a range of emotions in this situation, such as stress, worry, anxiety, boredom or low mood. You may find the following tips helpful to cope and maintain your emotional wellbeing:​

Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Key things that we know help include:

  • Set up a daily routine. Plan activities that are fun (such as reading, watching movies, hobbies) and that give you a sense of achievement (such as cleaning, completing work tasks, learning a new skill).
  • Keep active – create an exercise routine which can be completed within the home, to maintain physical fitness and reduce stress
  • Eat well – plan ahead and eat a variety of nutritious meals.
  • Stay connected with friends and family via phone, email and video conferencing

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