How To Feel Better When You’re Feeling Cooped Up

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Everyone gets stuck in their home at some point for various reasons. When that happens, it’s easy to feel cooped up, especially if you’re not used to being at home all the time. If there is little freedom to move around and go outdoors, it can take a toll on your well-being at times. The good news is that there are so many things you can do to eliminate the stress and negative emotions that come with being stuck at home.

Set A Routine  

If you’re stuck at home and there’s nothing you can do, create and follow a routine. Come up with something that works for you and will make you feel better throughout the day. Keep in mind that you may not get this right the first time. That means you’re going to need to try out a number of routines to help you find the perfect one for you. Choose a routine that will result in your productivity, happiness, and satisfaction. 

Set a routine for Mondays to Fridays, and change things up on weekends. Saturdays and Sundays should be all about relaxing and making sure that your time off is as stress-free as possible. 

Dress Up 

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to look your best. If you’re working from home, dress appropriately for it. Wear a presentable outfit while you work to make you feel like you’re at the office. 

You can also do this on weekends. Feel free to take a photo of your outfit of the day (OOTD), post it on social media, and feel extra-good about yourself. Remember: there’s no stopping you from looking amazing. Additionally, if you have the budget for it, go shop for new clothes, even pretty loungewear you can use while you’re stuck at home. Doing these will help uplift your mood. 

Take A Walk Outside 

Even if it’s only on your balcony or in the backyard, take a walk whenever you can. It will be a good idea to do this early in the morning to better kick-start your day. Also, this is a great time to be out and about if you’re wary of being in contact with a lot of people because not everyone is an early riser. So go out there and enjoy the outdoors, even for a few minutes. It’s a wonderful way to refresh and recharge your mind.  

Connect With Friends And Family 

One of the things you may experience when you’re cooped up inside your home is feeling disconnected from the people you love. This disconnection can have a significant impact on your overall health, so you have to do something about it.  

Go and connect with your friends and family, whether it’s via video call or a phone call. Simply engaging with people on social media platforms would be a huge help. Why don’t you make this a part of your daily routine? See to it that you connect with someone at least once a day. There are a lot of means to communicate with people nowadays, so make the most of them. 

Keep Yourself Busy 

On days when you don’t have work, do something that will keep your mind busy so you don’t have to think too much to the point that you get anxious. You can put together a puzzle or read a book. Why not take up a new hobby? This is perhaps the best time to do that—find a craft project that will allow you to stay preoccupied for hours at a time. The busier you are, the less time you have to ponder on negative things.

Have A Candlelit Bath 

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When you feel as though you’re about to get cabin fever, go and pamper yourself with a candlelit bath. Light some candles and fill your bath with warm water. Add some of our Stress Relief Bath Soak to it and immerse yourself in soothing Epsom salt and naturally fragrant essential oils. This is a hassle-free way to de-stress. You can play some nice music in the background while you have a glass of wine or a cup of tea. Do this every time you feel suffocated at home. If you are looking for other bath salt blends, feel free to drop by our online shop.

Remind Yourself That It’s Only Temporary 

Remember that whatever it is you’re going through, it will end eventually. In the next few weeks or so, you can resume your normal life and get to move freely outside. By constantly reminding yourself that the situation is only temporary, you get to reduce stressful and anxious thoughts and see the silver lining. Keep in mind that being stuck in your home 24/7 will not go on forever, so hang in there. 

Clean Your House

It’s always important to have a clean house, and since you’re spending a lot of time at home, then why not do some deep cleaning? Sanitizing and disinfecting your property is a must to keep yourself healthy, so set aside time for it. This makes you forget the feeling of being cooped up at home. You can also go through your stuff and declutter—you might find several things you can donate or throw away.

If you have already cleaned the house, why not do some yard work? You might even discover your love for gardening when you do.

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