Write it out
Just like talking it out can be therapeutic, so can writing. You don’t even have to make it an official journal, simply jotting down your thoughts on paper can help you feel happier and calmer.
More funny memes, less news
There is a lot of scary stuff out there about COVID-19 and if I allow myself to get caught up in all of it I’ll lose my mind. I’ve mainly stopped watching the news and instead I love to look at funny memes online. It makes me laugh and reminds me that even though we’re all isolated, we’re still all in this together.
Get on social media
I post and comment on Instagram several times a day. This helps me feel connected with the outside world and stay up on how my friends and family are doing. Social media is often demonised—and it can be bad for your mental health if you’re constantly comparing yourself to some imaginary ideal you see online—but during times like this, it can be a huge help in keeping you connected with your people.