Self isolation is ruining me. With colleges being closed I am unable to keep up with my routine. Some days I sleep the whole day and sometimes go entire week without any sleep. I have filled my kitchen with unhealthy snacks. I eat according to my mood. I don't take a shower for days or even do my hair. My house is a mess. I feel pathetic and hopeless but I cannot get myself to get out of bed and straighten things up. I am worried that after this lockdown is over I won't be able to go back to my previous lifestyle.?

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Last Updated: 17/04/2020 at 05:54PM
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Apr 10th, 2020 11:54PM

Aditi Ganguly

Thank you for writing to us. I think you have to be more organized. Make a planner and try to follow the daily planner. This situation might continue for many days but if you continue like this your mental and physical health may be adversely affected. Try to follow the daily planner. Find time to connect to family or friends. Engage in  / pursue some hobbies like reading, listening to music, painting, cooking. Try to keep connected with people over phone. Social distancing does not mean end of connecting with people. Connect, Smile and spread hope!!
Apr 09th, 2020 04:58PM

Pallabi Bose

Hi... I completely understand your situation and empathize with you. But dear you are not alone in this journey of crisis. We all are sailing on the same boat just for the sake of our near ones so that we don't spread the disease all around. Utilise this time by taking up your those hobbies which you had to keep aside for years due to busy schedule. Start with yourself. Self hygiene is the first step towards fighting the pandemic. You will start feeling good. Next, clean your house, a clean environment brings positive energy. It will automatically enhance your mood. Try out some exercise and deep breathing relaxation techniques it will calm you mentally but keep you active. You can also consult with a psychologist for further advice and talk it out in detail in a personal session. #Stay_Home #Stay_Safe Regards, Pallabi Bose (Counseling Psychologist)
Apr 12th, 2020 03:43AM

Mrs. Hina Beg

Hi, best is your food stock up :) so is it half way through? Do you like 🎧 music - if its a yes , then here are the two things you may start with. Stand near the kitchen door and look at the room ahead; now play your favourite song or maybe "... that waving flag" song and try to clean the room before the song gets over. I am sure you will be amazing 😉. Treat yourself with chocolate 🍫 and a smile. What you are going through is very common. You are TOUGHER than any tough situation! After the treat take quick shower, wear your best clothes make Dalgona for yourself and sit; hey you can smile 😃 and keep me posted. You are doing fine.. so now refine and make some energetic noise! My best wishes to you and you are great. Focus, breathe and feel blessed. Pray for all :)
Apr 17th, 2020 05:54PM

Claudia Muncinelli

Hello! Yes, self-isolation is hard to bear, and can maybe make us believe we are "out of the world"... even keeping up with daily routine seem hard to do. All this situation can really take all our energies, and make it seem there are no energies left even for keeping ourselves and our house as tidy as they should. However, if you can reach out to a counselor or a psychologist, this could help you to live this situation in a different way, they can help to have a different perspective and prepare you to go back to "normal life" with serenity and balance. Thanks for reaching out to Rich Psych! Stay safe and healthy! 
Apr 09th, 2020 06:23PM

Hari Pal Singh Saini

Greetings! Dear young citizen, you have explained your situation very well and being true to yourself, without hesitation. It is indeed a courageous and bold step and indicates that you have the requisite calibre cumstances. And you deserve due compliments for this approach. Now coming to the core issue of management of time and activities, in the wake of uncertainities, you need only a little reorientation. A small work to do: write down a time table for 24 hours and try to follow it. Make an appointment with your psychologist and discuss. It is as simple as that and you are sure to on active planned path again. Best wishes and blessings. Relish and enjoy life as it unfolds.