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Coping with the anxiety of staying at home

Man coping with anxiety due to staying at home for too long

There’s actually a term for what you’re feeling right now – cabin fever. It may not be as deadly as this coronavirus disease that’s creating havoc on a global scale but it can certainly disrupt your well-being. Believe us when we say that you are not alone. Even we miss the face-to-face interactions with clients, as well as the absolute freedom to look around for promising real estate in Carmel Valley, CA.

Staying at home is your best means to battle this novel coronavirus as you limit its transmission until there is no one to pass it on to. But while the battle to flatten the curve of the pandemic rages on, here are recommendations on how you can beat your own battle vs. the anxiety brought about by cabin fever.

Keep a regular routin

You may have been used to a typical work-day schedule that entailed rushing through home activities to get on the daily commute to the office and going through the same harried routine as you make your way home. Now, you have a schedule that gives you long hours of staring into space. Adjusting your routine a bit can do you well. Continue making your coffee at around 6 AM and getting a shower an hour after that. Then since you won’t be transporting yourself to the office, you now have some downtime that you can use for watering your plants or making a quick meal. Keep on with this routine until you can finally see some structure in your life.

But stray from your usual routine every now and then

Cutting yourself some slack and doing something outside your normal routine can work wonders for your mental state, too. Some find their mojo in video gaming; others find it in knitting, cooking, or completing jigsaw puzzles. The whole point is to strive for variety and not to fall into the rut of doing things mindlessly over and over again.

Learn a new hobby or engage more in an old one

Some of us have discovered our inner chefs during this pandemic lockdown. Others managed to complete that intricate cross-stitching project they began a year ago. Now is the time to truly engage in that hobby you wanted to try or the one you placed on the sidelines due to work and family. For as long as that hobby keeps you aligned with the rules on social distancing, then, by all means, go for it!

Keep active

A disadvantage of being stuck indoors is not being able to go to the gym for your usual workouts. Or if you’re the adventurous kind, it’s not being able to visit the many natural wonders found in Carmel Valley, CA. Then again, why go out when you can continue your active lifestyle within the four walls of your home?

The Worldwide Web is a vast resource of exercise videos that you can follow. Or you can choose to dance to your preferred music. Heck, you can have a family disco gig within the confines of your home where the whole family – including the house pet – can join in and bust out some awesome dance moves!

The rest of the world may be winding down as this coronavirus pandemic surges on but thankfully, it’s still business as usual with the real estate industry. Your Realtors of prime real estate in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, The Peninsula Group Real Estate, will continue to provide top-notch services while you keep safe at home. For inquiries, you can call us at 831.595.5045 or send an email to info(at)ThePeninsulaGroup(dotted)com.