CLEVELAND — If you are single and living alone, you’ve most likely already watched your favorite TV show or movie, cleaned your place more times than you can count and read more books and magazines than you ever imagined.
I chatted with a local CPST social worker and therapist, for a few insights…
Here’s your top 10 list to keep your sanity!
Working out has been shown to improve your mental health and is a mood booster.
Outdoor Walks & Runs
Head outside to a local park/green space for fresh air observing the 6-foot social distancing guidelines. Enjoy nature!
FaceTime/Zoom Social Interaction
Virtually connect face-to-face with friends and family.
Meditation benefits include: Reduced stress and anxiety. Suggestions include YouTubing “Honest Guys Meditation." Writing an “A to Z gratitude list” where you write the alphabet and write the name of a person or thing that you’re thankful for.
Quality Time with your Pets
Hanging out with your furry friends releases the “feel good” chemicals of dopamine and serotonin.
Keep sending those fun memes to your friends and family. Laughter is the best medicine!
Learn Something New
This is a perfect time to learn that new language, try that new recipe or freshen up on how to invest.
Rock Out to your Favorite Music
Another great way to boost your mood is enjoying your favorite music!
Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep! Aim for a restful eight hours of sleep each night. Try and set a bedtime schedule and routine and stick to it. 20-minute naps are great as well!
Speak with Mental Health Professional
If you’re feeling depressed – which is totally understandable – reach out for help.