While you may not be going on vacation, it is important to pack the right things for your two-week stay in quarantine at a hotel.
Apart from clothing, hygiene products, medications and masks, you should also consider packing.
- Cleaning materials include antibacterial spray and wipes, and tea towels. Maintaining a cleanroom can help to reduce anxiety and fears about getting the virus.
- Equipment for exercise – resistance bands and yoga mats, as well as a skipping rope, will help vary your routine. Mental health is dependent on our ability to exercise.
- You can keep yourself entertained with books, jigsaws and cards as well as board games, journals, and other activities. There are many other options. An HDMI cable or casting device that allows you to project movies and TV shows on your TV from your laptop could be a huge advantage. You can set up streaming services like Netflix. If you don’t wish to commit, you can get a free trial.
- Chargers: Make sure everything works. It would help if you also considered other electronic devices such as wireless headphones, tablets, laptops, tablets, and tablets that may need to be charged.
- You can take your cutlery and crockery to save yourself from using plastic containers. If you do have them, ensure you have the means to clean them.
Your mental health will benefit from establishing routines and rituals while in quarantine. You can even adapt some of your daily routines if this is possible. It might be as simple and easy as drinking a cup of tea every morning.
These articles were originally intended to help people during lockdown at home. However, they also contain good advice that can aid in a stay in quarantine at a hotel.
- It is important to establish a routine
- Tips to get a good night of sleep
- It is important to take care of your physical health
- Ten ways to care for yourself during the coronavirus
Accept the me-time
Although quarantining for two weeks will be difficult, consider the unexpected benefits. You might have two weeks of complete freedom from your daily routine.
Routine is important but be patient with yourself when things don’t go according to plan. For the next 14 days, try to accept that you are not responsible. If this means having a few sleep-ins, binging on box-sets, and working in your pyjamas, then go for it.
Set some goals
This could be a great opportunity to set personal goals if you feel comfortable being in quarantine. You don’t have to learn French in a week, but you might be able to complete smaller tasks that you’ve been meaning for a while. This could be a great time to review what is on your list and make a start.
Are you thinking about starting a side business? Start brainstorming. Perhaps meditation has been something you have always wanted to try but was too busy.
Are you too busy to exercise daily? Daily exercise can help you combat boredom and improve your mood.
Reaching out to friends and family can help you cross off a big item on your to-do lists. Get in touch with five friends you have been meaning to get in touch with.
Accept that sometimes it can be difficult.
Suppose you find it more difficult than you thought while in hotel quarantine; you should first remember that this is a unique situation. Take it easy and remember that this temporary situation is temporary and that you will soon be home.
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What happens if I have kids?
You won’t get as much ‘alone’ time if you have children. Try to spend as much time as you can with your children. Here are some suggestions to help you get started.
Keep a positive outlook. Children won’t compare their experience to others, so encourage them to see it as an adventure and not a chore.
As children thrive when routines are maintained, they will feel more secure and happy.
You will be armed with lots of activities to enjoy – books, puzzles, books, paper pads and crayons are just a few examples.
If your children are allowed to spend more time on the screen than you would normally allow, don’t be hard on yourself. This is not the right time to be worried about it. Instead, enjoy the escapism of family movies and TV series that you haven’t yet seen.
Reach out to your family and friends via the internet, especially if things get a little overwhelming. Also, remember to prioritize self-care and relaxation.
Keep all of this in mind.
It’s OK to be nervous about being in quarantine. These are just suggestions. You shouldn’t feel pressured to do anything while you’re still in your hotel room. You can take it one day and seek out professional help if necessary.