Try to stick to a routine. One of the reasons that orders to shelter-in-place or self-isolate are so difficult is because there is a major disruption to our routine. Human beings thrive on predictability and patterns of behavior. Because of this it’s important to find a way to establish new patterns of behavior that become predictable. It takes a little while for the neurons in our brain to adapt to the changes we’re facing but having a routine will speed up the process.
Get active! It’s easy to fall into a rut of spending all day on electronics with most summer events and activities cancelled. But, exercise is a key component of mental wellness. Find 30 minutes each day, to get active. Take a walk, work out, or go for a hike. You will feel better and your body will thank you.