5 Articles: Self-Care During Social Distancing

It's hard to believe that we've been social distancing for almost two months now. If you're feeling quarantine fatigue, you're not alone. Most of the events that we were looking forward to have been canceled. During this continued time of stay-at-home, whether it be alone, with family or significant others, we need to take time for self-care.

I've picked these five articles for suggestions for self-care activities while social distancing. You can read these articles using CPL's Online Resources, but I've also noted if an article is available freely on the web.

"On Relationships: A Surprising Way To Stay Resilient" by Elizabeth Bernstein
Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2020
Explore practicing gratitude as a way to manage the stresses of this time.

"5 Strategies to Safeguard Your Mental Health" by Shawn Mendes
Time Magazine, April 27, 2020
The singer-songwriter shares how he's managing anxiety and stress right now.

"Stuck Inside? Tips for Indoor Gardening to Bring Green to Your Space While Quarantined" by Maria Puente
USA Today, March 31, 2020 (also available on the USA Today website)
Gardening is good for our mental health. These tips are perfect for those who don't have access to their own outdoor garden.

"How to Get More Sleep Tonight" by Adam Popescu
New York Times, March 25, 2020 (also available on the New York Times website)
Sleep during this time is more important than ever for self-care. These recommendations will help get you that much-needed good night's sleep.

"A Shut-in's Survival Guide"
Chicago Magazine, May 2020 (also available on the Chicago Magazine website)
The May issue of Chicago Magazine, available via RBdigital Magazines, focuses on the theme Life in the Time of COVID-19. This article offers local ideas for how to social distance without losing your mind.