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Tips to Improve Mood during Social Isolation
Apr 28, 2020 Share

With all the stress and changes to our daily routines brought about by COVID-19, we must continue to monitor and improve our mental health. Isolation can cause a variety of negative emotions and thoughts. However, small daily changes can improve our moods. Try a few (or all) of the following suggestions daily to connect with others and boost feelings of happiness!

  • Shower and get ready for the day
  • Drink water
  • Clean one thing/space in your home
  • Tend to something living/growing
  • Be mindfully present to…
    • A sound or song
    • A sensory feeling
    • Something you see
    • A spiritual practice
  • Reach out to a human outside your home
  • Do one thing to get your heart rate up
  • Do one thing you’ll be glad you did later
  • Do one thing just because you want to
  • Get in at least one good laugh

Another great way to reach out to others outside your home is to join one of Lakeland EAP’s virtual support groups. Once a week, you’ll have 30-45 minutes to connect and share stories with others who are experiencing similar situations. Click here to learn more

If you are still struggling with isolation, please visit the Employee Assistance page or reach out to our counselors at 269.428.0022.   

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