How often lately have you heard someone mention "Cabin Fever"?
Do you actually know what it means?
Wikipedia defines it as "the distressing, claustrophobic irritability or restlessness experienced when a person, or group are stuck at an isolated location or in confined quarters for a period of time
Does it ring any bells?
The Covid-19 outbreak has most certainly necessitated a whole new way of working, and living at home too.
To help you stay positive, here are a few tips to stop you from going "Stir-Crazy" and to ensure that you accept that this is only a temporary adjustment, and for the best of all.
Stay in touch
If you are generally an outgoing person or indeed, a busy woman who was often found juggling networking events, dinners and business meetings, this crisis can be hard for you. Conducting your day to day business appointments, managing teams or simply motivating oneself is not always easy at the best of times. However, this does not mean that you have to lose touch with the outside world. Now is the time to reach out and connect virtually - there are a multitude of platforms available, ones which you may not be familiar with too, however it's great to be able to invest a little time into learning and in no time at all you will be an expert in many new things, including the extremely popular "Zoom".
Exercise in any space you can
There is no need to go to great expense, exercise can come for free and it is a super way to reduce the body's stress hormones. Whether it's the smallest area in your bedroom or a tiny space in the garden, roll out a mat (or a towel) stretch out and feel the tension unfold. With YouTube videos, Instagram Live sessions and a plethora of other platforms, you can pick up some useful tips, or indeed join others "virtually"
Increase the Vitamin D
Natural light has an immense impact on both our physical and mental health. Vitamin D provided by this source is crucial for healthy teeth, muscles and bones and although a daily brisk walk may not be practical for some, simple adjustments at home can be made.
If you are able, move your work space to face the window, open the blinds and ideally, let the fresh air flow. Finally, remember to take a regular break and step out onto the doorstep or your balcony and "press pause" - don't feel guilty, it will pay dividends.