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  4 months ago

5 ways to Help Cabin Fever
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Across the world, many of us are dealing with the unfortunate coronavirus pandemic. While staying indoors, some people are beginning to experience cabin fever.

If you’re not familiar with cabin fever, it dates back to the 1800's when people had to stay inside if they were extremely sick. In the 1900's, the term cabin fever became popular when some people either needed to be isolated or stay inside during winter.

Today, the term cabin fever applies to us as most people around the world must stay indoors and not leave their house unless it’s absolutely necessary. By staying inside, some people may experience cabin fever by feeling a lot of emotions such as stressed, hopelessness and boredom. However, there are a few ways to help with this!

1. Create a routine. No matter where you are, make a routine. Make your bed, brush your teeth, make a cup of coffee or tea, get dressed for your day and so on. Don’t forget to take care of yourself – it's important to do so especially during this time.

2. Change your environment. Move around furniture, re-design a bit or just change your surroundings to make it feel not only more comfortable for you but also, so you don’t get tired of your home.

3. Stay active – mentally and physically! Keep your mind active – read a book, a news article, listen to the radio, do a crossword puzzle or share your opinions on Toluna. Do anything to keep yourself thinking. Regarding staying physically active, whether its walking around your space while listening to music, following a workout online or Skyping a friend to do fitness activities together. It doesn’t matter what you do, just make sure you move.

4. Be social. Pick up the phone or text and reach out to your family and friends during this time. Talking to people can be reassuring and they might even have some ideas to cure boredom.

5. Make time for yourself. It’s important to balance your life with your family life. Whether you live with your roommate, family or a significant other, it's key to give yourself space from each other as in your normal routine you would have time apart. Find an activity that you enjoy and that you can do in your house. Whatever it is, make time for it and yourself.

Have you experienced cabin fever? If so, how do you deal with it?

Do you like any of the ways mentioned?

Let us know your opinions in the comments!

Influence your world,

Toluna Team
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Rollergirl99

  3 months ago
I'm trying to stick to a routine, and I'm exercising 5 days a week with my teammates via zoom.
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deborahhawthorne42

  3 months ago
I try to change my routine everyday.
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lisamiggins

  3 months ago
I've been keeping a journal. With both writing and planning for my spring and summer garden.
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stephanie.a.cheney2018

  3 months ago
I work on my yard and garden. It's a passion of mine
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D6759180q

  3 months ago
I go for a walk, look at my makeuo collection and reorganize it, play with the dogs
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jrlawlv

  3 months ago
Play a instrument
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jleighbritches2019

  3 months ago
stay busy
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A1817503c

  3 months ago
Honey-Do List!
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autumnkeegan31

  3 months ago
Find a hobby and go get it
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BMaverick

  3 months ago
I personally have a painting hobby -- both painting on canvas and little metal miniatures. I would recommend any sort of artistic endeavors!
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