Stay active

Exercise can boost your mood so try to stay physically active. Being indoors doesn't mean you can't exercise. You can find exercise videos for all levels online. Even things like dancing, cleaning and gardening can keep you moving. If you sit down a lot, then getting up and changing your position regularly can help.

Build a routine and try to get enough sleep

Try to keep to your ordinary routine as much as possible by going to bed and getting up at the same time every day. If you are working at home, then put in a start and finish time and schedule in breaks. Even if you are home, you can schedule in activities like exercise, cooking and indoor hobbies to give you something to look forward to and keep you motivated.

Talk to people you trust and stay connected

With a constant stream of information available and social restrictions in place that have altered our lifestyles, it is natural to feel more worry than usual. A great way to work through your worries is to talk it through with someone. Sometimes, getting a different point of view can really help. Just make sure you are talking to someone who will be able to help you feel better - if they are struggling too, you might not get the reassurance you need.  Find somewhere quiet where you can sit down and chat openly and honestly about your feelings and your concerns. If you are feeling isolated, try to do things which could make you feel more connected, like putting up pictures of loved ones or talking to friends and family on the phone. If your home is feeling quiet, having the radio or a podcast on can help.

Try to restrict your news consumption

It's hard not to think about coronavirus all the time as it is all over the news. With so many ways to learn more and more about the crisis, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Try not to constantly check for updates. Instead, allocate one or two times a day to listen to or read the news so you can stay informed. Otherwise try to restrict it so you are not always thinking about it.

Get your news from trusted sources

Whilst social media helps us stay connected, it can also be a source of misinformation. Try to obtain your news from verified channels like the government, NHS and news outlets like the BBC.

You can find out more about how to maintain your wellbeing during COVID at the Mind website.