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Quarantine Is Tough. Tips For Beating The Blues.
Because social isolation is easier said than done
Beauty & Wellness 27 Apr 2020

Quarantine is hard. While a lot of us can’t complain too much about being kept indoors, we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t feel down about it at least some of the time. We’ve all had moments where we can’t take anymore. And, while crying it out may seem attractive at the time, it’s likely to only make you feel worse. So why not try one of these things to make you feel better again!

Don’t Forget About Your Friends

Just because you can’t go out with your friends, or hug them in person, doesn’t mean that you should ignore them. With social media, Zoom, Houseparty and Skype, there is no excuse for ditching your pals. Make sure to check in with your loved ones as much as you can, you’ll all feel better for it.

That Said, Take A Break From The Screen 

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David Bowie in 1994

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It’s easy for us to spend 99% of our lives in front of a screen right now, and that can get quite depressing. Make sure you allow some time away from digital devices to switch off. That Netflix show will still be there when you come back.

Start Exercising

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Drew Barrymore in her bedroom (1987)

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A lot of us are turning into couch potatoes right now. While the idea of exercising might seem super boring, moving our bodies releases endorphins, and they have many magical qualities working as natural painkillers that can also bring out feelings of euphoria!

Read A Book

Let’s get real, while we always say we’re going to finish that book lying on our shelf, in reality, we never actually pick it up. Since we’re not going out any time soon, why not get reading? It will also help you sleep at night if you’re struggling to get to bed at a decent hour.

Get Crafting

Have you always wanted to start painting, try embroidery or sketch your pets? Well, now is the perfect time to do so. Making something with our hands will take us away from our screens for a little bit, and the satisfaction when you make something yourself is pretty unbeatable.

Make Meals From Scratch

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Lolita (1997)

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While some restaurants ARE delivering meals, we can’t live on takeaways our whole life. Take this time to refine your cooking skills. Making a meal from scratch will help you learn something new, and the results are nearly always tasty.

Learn Something New

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Kirsten Dunst in her bedroom, 1997

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A lot of us are feeling pretty useless right now. Reduced to zoom calls and not much else is pretty disheartening but, it needn’t be that way. Use this time to learn something new. Whether it be studying a new language, taking up ballet or learning the guitar, you’ll feel great once this is over and you have a new skill to show off about.

Pamper Yourself

Sometimes you just need a bubble bath and some candles. Really, the little things do mean a lot. If a coat of nail polish or a little mascara makes you feel better, then go for it! Be easy on yourself, use this time to rest.

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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