What to do to keep spirit up while in self-quarantine

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Being under quarantine can be frightening. The following should be done to reduce anxiety according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

  • Talk to the other members of the family about the COVID-19. Understanding the disease will reduce anxiety.
  • Reassure young children using age-appropriate language.
  • Think about how you have coped with difficult situations in the past and reassure yourself that you will cope with this situation too. Remember that quarantine won’t last for long.
  • Keep in touch with family members and friends via telephone, email or social media.
  • Stock plenty of materials to read to keep your mind occupied.
  • Exercise regularly from your quarantine area.
  • Ensure that you drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to keep hydrated.
  • Eat all your meals in a timely manner.