Self-Isolation- How not to have Depression when fighting COVID-19?


The coronavirus outbreak is growing scaringly. Despite the quarantine measures including self-isolation, COVID-19 has rated a death troll of 15409 and counting!

But not to worry as medicines, precautions and moreover self-isolation has proved to save lives more than 100608 citizens across the globe.

In today’s blog, JoolayLife will share about things to practice during the quarantine. It’ll help you continue a successful self-isolation!

But before moving on with self-isolation things to do, let’s learn a bit about self-isolation during COVID-19.

Self-isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people. You need to do this if you have symptoms of coronavirus. This is to stop other people from getting it.

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You will need to self-isolate:

  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus
  • Before you get tested for coronavirus
  • While you wait for test results
  • If you have had a positive test result for coronavirus

And don’t forget to:

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Take paracetamol to help ease your symptoms

Let’s discuss the things you can do during self-isolation to keep you cheered up and get well soon from COVID-19!

#Connect with your family and friends

Social Media is a life-saver, and this is true in the case of self-isolation. Text your friends, get on the video call with your loved ones. Write e-mails and remain in touch with people that care for you.

#Read good books

Love novels? Then read them on! Be it on Kindle or your mobile phone, develop a habit of reading. It will soothe you during self-isolation and prevent any chances of getting depressed.

#Exercise, meditate, yoga

Feeling a bit well? If your body allows, practice mild exercise, yoga session or meditation. It will help boost your immunity and will get you out of the sick-bed sooner than you can imagine.

#Don’t overthink

No matter you are in self-isolation but don’t overthink! Things will pass by and without even knowing, you will get well and get back to the normal life you used to be living!

#Listen to soothing music

Be it jazz, blues or classics, or even romantic songs, listen to what makes you feel happy. Playing to soulful music will also keep your mind diverted from unnecessary, demoralizing things during self-isolation.

#Write a journal

Believe it or not, writing keeps your lively spirit going on. Whenever feeling low, take up your diary and start to write down your feelings. Do the same when you feel happy. This will help you co-up with the self-isolation.

#Follow the routine

Remember to make a routine of the above-mentioned things and practice them each day. If you get bored, change their order and you will feel more energetic than before.

Self-isolation & depression (Wind-up)

Life is unpredictable, if it’s harsh today, tomorrow it’ll be gentle. As wise men say, MOVE ON! Keep your spirits high and never lose hope. Things will settle down and you will be an all-new person once you complete your self-isolation. Always remember, it’s for good of all, including you, your family and everyone who loves you, cares for you!

Here are some more things to follow when in self-isolation-recommended by health-care experts!



  • Try to keep 2 meters (3 steps) away from each other
  • Avoid using shared spaces, such as kitchens or bathrooms, at the same time as each other
  • Open windows in shared spaces if you can
  • Clean a shared bathroom each time you use it, for example by wiping the surfaces you have touched
  • Use a dishwasher if you have one


  • Do not share a bed, if possible
  • Do not share towels, including hand towels and tea towels

With these thoughts, it’s a farewell for now.

Stay Healthy-Travel the world!

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