PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL-QATAR

GUIDANCE COUNSELLING

COVID-19 SELF-CARE

How to stay healthy during home isolation?

There are many free exercise programs to stream for free:

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  • Eat regular meals with others in your home or even via Facetime
  • Use different forms of communication including phone, text, email, messaging, and video call (FacetimeZoom, or Skype)
  • Responsibly use social media such as Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn 
  • Make tech easier to watch with others online.

  • Maintain a routine 
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Stay active- talk a walk or spend time in your backyard and avoid areas where large groups of people maybe.
  • Limit screen time 
  • Call a friend or loved one on the phone or use Facetime
  • Find help- Telehealth options allow people to speak with a professional therapist online, by phone call, text, email, or through a video call

  • Multiplayer app games for iPhone & Android
  • Listen to upbeat music (and dance!)
  • Board games or puzzles
  • Knit/crochet
  • Arts and crafts - online art classes
  • Watch movies
  • Workout 
  • Meditate 
  • Read
  • Journaling or creative writing
  • Rearrange/organize/declutter/clean your home 
  • Start a gratitude list
  • Try a new recipe
  • Learn a new language 
  • Garden, even indoors with potted plants, herbs, or flowers
  • Work on small home repairs
  • Create a blog/podcast/Instagram about your experience
  • Try a new hobby
  • Take a free online course

  • Many churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious organizations are offering services online. 
  • Prayer can be a powerful way to process difficult emotions and to tap into gratitude for what one has, such as before a meal - whether in person or even with a friend or family member over the phone or on Facetime.
  • Reading spiritual texts and devotional books can provide hope and inspiration.

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MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING
MANAGING STRESS

It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

To speak to a mental health professional, call the new helpline on 16000 from 7am to 10 pm daily.

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