In order to stem the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government has announced a slew of circuit breaker measures. In an unprecedented move, schools and non-essential workplaces and businesses have been ordered to close for a month. Singaporeans are asked to stay home at all times unless they need to head out for essential purposes.
Working from home may have sounded like the dream when you had to jostle with the crowds during the morning commute. However, it’s a different story when you can’t leave your house and do simple things like catch up with friends over a meal or watch a movie in the theatres. Being at home 24/7 can also feel stifling if you are living with family members and find it difficult to get enough personal space.
While it is undoubtably a must for us to stay home in order for the circuit breaker measures to work, we need to take care of our mental health. Studies have shown that self-isolation can lead to increased feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. Being confined to the same space for a prolonged period of time can also invoke negative emotions such as frustration and anger.
If you are finding it hard to cope with being cooped up at home all the time, here is a list of simple and practical things you can do to help you keep positive during this circuit breaker period.
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