3 Ways to Stay Well During Home Isolation.

Home is where the heart is, and the mind, and the body. Yes, at the moment we’re all stuck at home. It’s for our own safety and wellbeing, to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. However, we are starting to hear stories of people feeling a little stir-crazy looking at the same four walls each day. There is an upside, we will get through this, as nothing lasts forever. It’s important to look after ourselves, so when restrictions lift, we are happy and well to enjoy our new-found freedom. Here are a few ways to stay well during home isolation.

Power of Positivity

The mind is a powerful tool, use it to your best advantage. Remaining positive when times feel hard can have a huge flow-on effect. It not only leaves you feeling happier, it also benefits your physical health. If you feel yourself having more down moments than up moments, there are a few things to try. Enjoy your favourite breakfast, then phone a bubbly friend or family member for a cheerful chat. Starting off in a good way sets the tone for the rest of the day, making it easier to remain positive.

3 Ways to Stay Well During Home Isolation

Home Safety

Have a look around the house. Is it safe to live in? With injuries sustained from falls being one of the most common causes for hospital admissions, it’s important to have a safe living environment. Make a list of tasks that need to be done to make your home safe. Are there heavy boxes that need to be moved out of the way and stored? Are there grab rails in the bathroom? Would a ramp to the backyard make a better option than the steps? Do you need a light globe changed? Once you have a list, ask a relative or home maintenance service to help you with it.

Easy Exercise

With a safe living space and a positive mind, it’s time to take care of the body. Gentle exercise will improve fitness, balance, and support a healthy outlook. There are many forms of easy exercise you can do around the home. Search online for chair exercises. Tailored for those with limited mobility, chair exercises enhance strength and balance. Gardening is another great way to improve fitness. It’s fun too, so you won’t even realise you’re exercising. Did you know, home care packages and NDIS funding can subsidise gardening services? Having someone else come help the with gardening is a great way to stay social too….from a distance of course!