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Self-care is a bigger issue for those in isolation than many think. Now that the holidays are here, many find themselves lonely and in desperate need of cheering up. If you find yourself in that position, it's vital that you consider the self-care tips below.

Turn off the Social Media

One good way to care for yourself is to stop comparing your life to those of others. You're stuck at home now and while connections can be nice, constantly inundating yourself with pictures of what you are missing is a bad way to get through your day. Let your friends and family know that you're taking a social media break for the holidays so that you can get a bit of personal peace. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you can’t use video chats to connect with those family members safely and enjoy their company during the holidays. Even just a 10-minute call with family on a holiday can do wonders for a feeling of connectivity.

Get to Know Yourself

This is a really good time to get in touch with your spiritual side. Whether this means taking some extra time to meditate in a favorite spot or calling up a psychic line, you should do what you can to feel a little more connected to yourself as you try to learn more about your inner self. Not only will this help you find some inner peace, but it can be a good way for you to grapple with the bigger questions that many face in isolation. Psychics, in particular, are helpful for this as many can help you connect to lost loved ones, past lives, or even just give a reading on your current relationships.

Find a Project You Love

Another good way to practice self-care is to give yourself the gift of something to do. Your project should be something that you enjoy and that gives you a sense of progress, but also something that you have no obligation to finish in a specific amount of time. A good project will keep you occupied while also giving you a sense of satisfaction that comes with producing something.

Give Yourself Permission to Relax

While projects are good, so too is having the freedom to relax. One of the tough parts of being alone during the holidays is that you are left with a great deal of time that's usually full of obligations. If you are the kind of person who feels like you're doing something wrong when you are not productive, this can be tough. Allow yourself some time to sit down and just enjoy yourself - while isolation can be tough, it's worthwhile to enjoy the enjoyable parts of being alone.
Self-care is vital when you're stuck at home, so do what you can to minimize the loneliness while maximizing your happiness. Take time to do the things you enjoy, to reach out to the world around you when you can, and to keep yourself content when you cannot. Doing so won't fix everything but it will help you to keep your spirits high.

Author's Bio: 

Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure.