Self-Care During Social Distancing
Physical isolation does not mean emotional isolation. It is important for your mental health that you maintain relationships with friends and family during this time. Call, text, FaceTime, snap, or DM people you know in real life. Check in! Send memes. If you spend this time focusing ONLY on the news or celebrities, your coping strategies will start to diminish.
Continue to maintain your personal hygiene and bedtime. It is easy to lay in bed ALL day when you do not have plans to go outside but maintaining hygiene and a sleep schedule are two of the very best things you can do to maintain a sense of normalcy. Plan to wake up at a reasonable time, brush your teeth, take a shower, get dressed for the day (in something other than PJs), and brush/comb your hair.
Do something other than play video games or scroll through social media feeds. Can you think of an activity? Find one below:
Reach out if you need to talk to somebody.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800)273-8255
Text "HOME" to the Crisis Text Line (741741)
Text/Call/Video Chat family member, friend, or trusted adult