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Being social supports our mental health and may even decrease our risk of premature death. Safely, keep your social life — and your health — thriving with these 10 creative ways to keep in touch with loved ones and make new connections right now. 1. Social distancing or self-isolating continues with no end in sight.

Here are some tips for staying fit and healthy both in mind and body while we wait for. Schedule FaceTime, Skype or Zoom sessions with friends and family, either one-on-one or in groups. It’s the best way to maintain regular social contact without stepping outside. “There are statistics [that] say loneliness can be even worse than smoking for physical health,” says Dr Wood. “So we know social connection is vital to staying well. There are a ton of things to do by yourself while you’re social distancing that may even help you emerge from this solo period smarter, happier, and in better shape than you were before. Keep reading for our self-isolation to-do list, which features several.

Living the Simple Life While Preparing for Tomorrow 10 Ways To Cope With Isolation, Quarantines, and Extended Power Outages 10 Ways To Cope With Isolation, Quarantines, and Extended Power Outages you should be making a to-do list for the day to keep your mind off the isolation and keep yourself productive. 2. Make a meal plan. You know.

Engage those endorphins and get your A into G with some home workouts. We’re talking lunges, squats, weights, push-ups – do weights with your cat or books if you have to. I mean, if you really want, you could work out in your jarmies; no one’s going to know!

Follow our guide on the ultimate home workouts to stay fit while self isolating. Here are eight ways to accomplish your healthy goals while keeping your social life intact: Publicly announcing your commitment to healthier living can help keep you accountable — and your friends and followers will likely support and cheer you on along the way. If you’re bored in isolation at home, here are some fun suggestions of what you can do while at home/ From learning new skills to Marie-Kondo-ing your. I’ve been self-isolating for the past two weeks with someone I began dating in late January as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.; Jake and I decided to live together at his apartment when it became clear the only other option would be to not see each other at all for the foreseeable future, since we live on opposite sides of London.

#10: Limit your social media. Let’s not kid ourselves, these are stressful times. But constantly watching our social media feed can get us both anxious and depressed.

Of course we need to stay current with what is happening but spending all of our time just watching is not necessary.

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3 For one week, keep a journal of friends you talk to through social network sites, noting how long, how often, and how deeply you talk.

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5 Socializing, such as through simple conversation, recreation, even going shopping with another person.

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I have already mentioned the first two: socializing and avoiding overthinking.

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One-on-one interaction, even for brief intervals during the day, helps lonely or isolated people maintain some social contact.

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The third step is to start working on specific behaviors, such as improving your listening, introducing yourself to others, finding areas of common interest, reading nonverbal cues, and ending conversations in a way that encourages more contact in the future.

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• Identify alternatives to being alone (e.g., telephone contact, Internet).

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Relieve social isolation and loneliness by opening up new communication pathways 2.

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I Encourage to interact with friends and family on a one-toone basis in quiet settings.

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For example, try adventurous new dishes, or attend a social event where you don’t know anyone.

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I made a number of interesting social observations while at work (i.e., about what people think and talk about while “relaxing” in these spaces), had useful conversations with community members, and made several contacts with people I later interviewed.

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  • Helplines are here to help! Helplines are picking up the reigns where many mental health supports are shutting down so if you need to speak with someone please call a helpline, I know we would love to talk to you.

  • I had to switch to working from home & I have never done that before (I usually work in an office) so I’m glad you made this video ������

  • I think some of the biggest challenges that people are facing is the heightened feelings of anxiety and the fact that none of us are busy anymore. We don’t have commitments and this can make people panic. The ability to be alone with our thoughts and meditating is going to help us get through this.

    Reading is also going to be the single thing that will help us come out the other side of this situation even better than before. Thanks for sharing these valuable tips Robert.

  • You really inspired me to practice/learn new languages when my school is over. I took Spanish in high school and since I speak french I picked it up easily, but I never went further with it even though I wanted to. Thank you!

  • I’m glad you discussed how some people don’t have easy home lives and are making others aware of that. So many nuances are being overlooked by governments at this time but it is good to see communities doing right by each other and coming together ��

  • Make a jar and label it “things to do when your stuck here” Or something like that XD and put all these ideas in the jar on a piece of paper ������

  • Thanks for this. Watched it yesterday and came back to watch it again today. I’m really having a hard time with the social distancing. I work night shift and my partner works in the daytime. When he comes home, I go to work. When I get home, he’s asleep. When he gets up, I’m asleep. My coworkers are great people but at work, we have to work. I work for a busy pharmacy. I just feel even lonelier than normal.

  • Eid Mubarak �� I’m nazri I just thought about you last day like” there was this cute girl with a voice similar to that singer. That’s when i searched my channel lists to see if I’ve subscribed it or not cuz i forgot the channel name. Luckily i did subscribe. But the notifications was off. I turned it on. Downloaded some videos to watch cuz my internet has poor connection. So now I’m watching it on Eid day since we can’t go out and celebrate. I love your videos kid. It’s motivating, positive vibes, relaxing,and the content and the person doing it, evrything is so beautiful and cute. I’m not just exaggerating. i honestly love it. Btw glad to find another introvert hi-five. Keep growing �� stay blessed. Stay safe, healthy and happy ��

    Oh i forgot to say I’m also learning korean. This year one of my korean frnd visited my country and stayed at my house and we went to a small trip and had a good time. I love learning languages. Glad to see you learning too��

  • Thank you so much for this video �� I have been away in the Southwest of England for 12 days in a safe bubble. Coming back to Bedford and dealing with the massive changes that have occurred in the time that I was away is very hard. I am suffering from pretty bad depression at the moment and my mind is so overwhelmed I am completely paralysed when it comes to doing anything. You have given me many ideas for things that are possible, so many people are giving ideas that are way beyond me right now. You are a beautiful soul. Stay safe and happy xxxx

  • Hello, if you want to practice your French, I’d be more than happy to skype with you for you to practice or to give you free lessons (I’m a french as foreign language teacher…)

  • I am in a long distance relationship and I already have tickets to see my gfi n the US and now I dont know if thats even gonna happen. Its the hardest thing for me about this whole situation. Not knowing is just very stressful.:/ And on top of that I cant be at home so Im staying at my sisters and I have none of my stuff here:D
    But at least I have a place to stay and I’m healthy so Im thankful for that

  • I’m still working at…well, work. But lots of new rules about handwashing, sanitizing out station, not eating in the break room, eating at our stations if safe, keeping social distances, etc. My daughter’s college has gone to online and encourage emails to teachers when possible. Others who need to be on campus are allowed but certain rules will be in place. If I do have stay home, I have a pile of crochet patterns to delve into. ��

  • I’m having a hard time because I have to go home in the middle of my year studying abroad with only 3 days to dissolve an entire household. Right now I have to get rid of things I’d have kept otherwise and I can’t hand them down because no one wants them. I have gone to a second hand shop too but they are really picky. Today is a national holiday so most stores are closed. Back home everybody is supposed to stay home. I’m trying to be positive as best as I can since everybody is going through sth similar and it’s important to focus on what you have.:)

  • Thanks for the great Ideas! I’m also self-quarantining and documenting it in YouTube videos. So far I LOVE quarantine! Perfect time to do all the things you usually dont have time for!

  • We are watching studio Ghibli movies as well! We also started watching all the James Bond movies in order, but had to stop since the libraries closed last week (and we were renting them there). The MET opera is streaming a different pre-recorded opera every day for free on their website. Not sure if you can watch them in every country, but it is definitely worth checking out.

  • Looking out of my window, ( while being told not to go out ) I see seven workers who are connecting up a sewer to new houses which are not yet occupied. They arrived in 3 vehicles, and started the day stood together in a group talking. None of them are wearing gloves or masks. The work they are doing is certainly not essential. They are not observing ” social distancing “. Are they somehow immune? Can somebody explain WHY it is “essential ” for me to ” stay at home ” while this sort of thing is being allowed?

  • You are such a great content creator. When I first saw the channel I thought it had 576k subscribers but at second look I was kinda shocked. Your channel is gonna grow fast believe me. And yeah will note the points u mentioned and try to self develop myself by following those. Thank you man!! This was needed.��

    Edit: See I told u your channel is growing so fast.

  • Yay, that’s awesome you are learning French, Immy! �� I second the idea of using this time to learn a new language. There are tons of online resources and apps to help beginners. Last week I started my journey of learning Japanese!! It is mentally challenging, engaging, and fun. As I progress, I’m going to be using the free app HelloTalk to get connected with ppl around the world and practice speaking/listening skills. ��

  • In Northern California we can go out to excercise but keeping our distance. We can take delivery or take out. It’s not going to be low waste but I really want to support the restaurant business. I’m gardening on my balcony. Also fixing my large cat scratcher with rope. I love the scheduling your duties. Thanks for everything…..keep heathy everybody.

  • I live with my grandparents and also had to basically “split my room in two”. I have my desk/reading side and bed side. I separated them with a side table and apple crate that I use for holding books.

  • Immy, thank you so much for uploading so much. Your videos keep me so happy during this hard time. I appreciate it so much ❤️ stay safe x

  • just found your chanel while looking for new content, and i really appreciate all this information. i’m fighting to keep mental health in this social distancing, working at home and being far from my family. Thanks for make this content ��

  • Hola! Vi que sabés español o que por lo menos lo estás estudiando, así que te dejo un comentario en español, acabo de descubrir tu canal y está muy bueno! Super lindos los videos, saludos desde Argentina ����

  • Sex toys, oh gosh, perfect time to get a new sex toy if you can afford it. Stuck at home and separated in different countries with my partner aaaand this brings new excitement. Also weird online events on FB listened to an erotic story reading last night by a friend. Some artists are sharing their comics online for free during this time. So much kindness around if you only look!

  • Although it really sucks, it’s so good to hear someone mention LDRs in this respect�� my bf lives in the UK (and I in Germany) and until January we got used to seeing each other every two weeks but since mid-Jan we haven’t seen each other and might not do so until summer, so I empathize with you (and many others) very much!��

  • 3:49 if you look closely on the numbers on the top left corner you’ll see that it it changes from 65 to 66 on handstand only……
    so basically its 99 things to do not hundred…..

  • Thank you for your tips. I was starting to lose my motivation to keep my day structured at home. I got very motivated by your video! And I can totally relate to your dilemma not being able to see you boyfriend. Same here, though mine lives closer, but still a closed border inbetween. Let’s cross fingers that borders won’t be closed for all too long!! Thanks you today’s video!! Will check out your Instagram ��

  • Adding to your Ghibli marathon ideaAvatar the Last Airbender! It’s at least on Canadian Netflix. Such a beautiful, entertaining, hope-giving show that’s really suitable for any and all audiences.

  • Excellent ideas! I took notes to make an action plan. As an extrovert, this is a tough time, but I choose to be thankful for what I have. Thank you for putting so much thought into this video!

  • I just got Netflix again for during this time (I had previously been cutting back on subscriptions) THANK YOU for letting us know about the Studio Ghibli movies!!!!

  • Hi ☺ I’m from Poland. Today is my 5th day in self isolation. It’s getting harder every hour. I miss my University and normal classes where we talk &discuss. Today one of my Professors tried Zoom class. It was nice to hear others. I’m living with my 62yo Mom, who I love deeply but have some family issues. She’s irritated coz being in high risk group isn’t easy for her mental health. I’m having a lot of net studying. Writing papers etc. Not used to be 10-11h a day using laptop… 9 more days… But uni is closed to the end of April. Thank you a lot for those latest videos, you’re saving my mental health ����

  • Hey, can you make a video about how you deal with a long distance relationship in times of isolation? My bf is from the UK, I’m from South America. I saw him last in January and we were going to meet again in May, which, of course, won’t happen now. I’m not dealing so well with the idea of not knowing how long till I can see him again. It makes me way too sad. I’d like to know how you deal with that ��

  • I’m not even a introvert and it’s been more than 3months since the lockdown and I’m still enjoying staying in my home�� Becuz basically I’m ambrivert

  • another idea would to be doing all the things around your house you’ve been putting off cause you ‘don’t have time’ lol! organizing your closet, digitizing photos, going through old stuff, etc. Love the vid Lauren!:) <3

  • I released a video yesterday on a bunch of ways to nerd out and work only with your mind. Here are a few things I like to do: create a professional journal (like a long cv but with your emotions and feelings including how you felt at interviews, and what questions they asked-which could be useful for future interviews, create imaginary meals on paper by taking an inventory and looking at what you have and sort of ration things out, take free online courses on Coursera because you can link it to your LinkedIn account, EdX, Masterclass-you can take courses with authors, playing pretend in your head where you imagine it’s The Great Depression, or something fun but historical. Write down dreams and/or interpretations. Go on Ancestry websites and create a family tree! That’s really fun too.:) Podcasts and drawing. Great video, I need to focus more on the physical stuff…

  • I live in Germany and my state has just gone into quarantine and due to fears of not being able to reenter the country (I’m here on a student visa), I’ve canceled my trip back home to the United States, which means I won’t get to see my husband for the foreseeable future because we don’t know how long things will get drawn out. I can feel for you! It’s tough being cooped up and not getting to spend time with the ones you love.

  • I am glad you’re learning french amongst a bunch of other things. As always, you’re video is a real inspiration for us, well needed during this hard time. I hope you’re all doing well. I have struggle not doing my daily walk (30 000 steps) but public health is the priority. Anyway… thank you and i wii be delighted if you would have a little conversation in french with me if you would like, i just wanted to let you know! Take care =)

  • i just found your channel and i love how u edit and make your videos really cozy and nice to watch.
    i love your kpop posters! you have a new sub:)

  • A very long series to be found on Netflix is “Pablo Escobar, El patron del mal”, it’s a documentary-series with lots of reliable information and very few fictionalized elements about one of the most powerful drug dealers the world has seen. It’s sad to know that it all happened for real, but being aware of what happens to humanity makes us more self-conscious!

  • I love these tips! I definitely need to implement seperating my bedroom space into different zones it never occured to me I could do this within one room, so thank you for that idea!

    I have done so much more reading too since I’ve been in quarantine. It’s a nice and calming escape from the anxiety that I feel throughout the day. I hope to get round to reading some of the things that have been on my list for the longest time.

  • Self isolation day 1, and I found out at least 4 Ghibli films on Netflix and decided to make a marathon! I watched the first one today, they always give such a comforting feeling, like simple joy of being, nature and love

  • Why is the UK so behind in this. In canada our shopping malls cinemas bars restaurants clubs school unis etc are mandatorily closed

  • if you want to clear out your storage just click on messages and then view large attachments then delete them i have saved about 5 gigs by doin that

  • here in my country we can’t leave the house, only one person is allowed to go get essentials like food etc. It sucks honestly. I totally understand that it’s to avoid human contact, and I am more than happy to do anything to help out the current situation. As an introvert I don’t mind staying at home but not to this extent I’m going crazy honestly. I haven’t been outside in 2 weeks and I have to stay at home until the 14th of april and it’s possible that it might be even longer

  • This is very much me and my siblings type of humor so I enjoyed it very much and look forward to now watching part 2, thanks, keep it up!

  • Girl, my boyfriend lives in England, and I live in Australia and he had plans to come over this month, so I can sympathise on the long distance front. I completely agree with the Snapchat thing. Copious voice messages, photos and general things (songs, things that remind us of each other) are shared between us daily. That’s really helped get us through. ��

  • Girl thank you for the video ❤️ it’s me ( amanda ) who requested this �� I’m so introverted myself but lately and because of the coronashit ( sorry ) I feel so anxious not motivated �� I wanna be productive but I can’t �� thanks for the video it really helps ❤️

  • I thought it was so sweet that you mentioned that not everybody has a safe home base and for them it might be quite an extra challenge to be stuck at home! Love how compassionate you are for recognizing this and offering a space here to vent!

  • RE DIY: be mindful that stores for diy supplies are very busy and might best be avoided at this time. And before picking up bigger projects, consider that waste facilities are overloaded with diy waste and masses of people showing up to rid themselves of diy waste (to the point of closing down). It’s best to only pick up projects that create small amounts of waste or allow you to dispose of waste at a later date.

  • Exercise has been the most helpful thing for me during this time. That and eating healthy nutritious foods. This is a bleak time and I just hope for the best for every single one of us.

  • i’ve caught up on schoolwork, learning from online resources, played enough guitar (is that possible?? only when ur stuck at home and can’t jam out with friends), sick of netflix. can’t sleep bc not tired yet. so here i am in youtube… if you know of anything else i can do pls lmk ������

  • I love Studio Ghibli! The animation is beautiful and the storylines often deal with children going through sad times but something magical happens to help them. My Neighbour Totoro is a good one to start with ��

  • So, you can speak Spanish, nice. I want to learn Korean too, I’ll be able to do it while quarantine so, wish me luck �� I love your videos and I just subscribed to your channel ����

  • My 2 biggest worries are if my flight will be cancelled mid June and if me and my hubby will be able to move to our new flat when they lock down Switzerland completly.

  • At the moment it is really hard for me. I have chronical depression and lately it got a little better but now I recognise how I am fallen back in my adrk hole…

  • I’m a senior college student in the US and our school went online only over spring break. I live and work in the residence halls which have been closed down so I’ve effectively been evicted and laid off. Plus I got to school out of state so it’s pretty unlikely I’ll be able to say goodbye to a majority of my friends because it’s so expensive to travel to and from. But I’m trying to be grateful and happy that my school has been so proactive since I know it is for the best. Great video as always!

  • Yea…if i had your crip i definitely wouldn’t mind staying at that house and chillen. But MOST of us dnt got it like that brotha man!! But e effort lol

  • In Italy schools have been closed for three weeks now and we can only walk keeping maximum a 200 meters distance from home. I’ve been reading a lot, I’ve been baking, making candles with scraps of other candles, cleaning, drawing and studying. I’m running out of hobbies.

  • Thanks, is there any way to get the pdf at the top of the links as apparently access is denied!
    Or how to get the info in the LinkedIn link without creating a LinkedIn account? Many thanks!

  • Thanks for such amazing tips. In case you all are looking for more self-care practices you can check the following link;

    Remember you and your mental health always comes first and there is nothing wrong with making yourself a priority.
    Take care and stay safe.