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Break FREE from Cabin FeverPECC-IGA-ED-2020-803-v1Contents by Center for Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Health TipsWhat is Cabin FeverSymptoms of Cabin FeverTips to Prevent Cabin FeverCabin fever refers to the negative emotions one experiences when cooped up at home.
  • Poor Sleep
  • Impatience
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Persistent sadness
  • Focus on the positives. Remind yourself that this is difficult period will not last forever!
  • Find one thing to be thankful for daily!
  • Stick to a routine. Change out of your pyjamas and avoid long afternoon naps.
  • Designate areas around the house for various tasks. Avoid doing work int he bedroom.
  • Take part in online exercise classes, take a walk or jog in your immediate neighbourhood.
  • Stay active! Avoid sitting down for more than an hour.
  • Exercise your mind e.g. learn a new skill or do crossword puzzles.
  • Keep in touch with extended family and friends using video and phone calls.
  • Spend quality time with family members.
Cultivate good habits during this period of physical distancing to prevent cabin fever!FREEOCUSOUTINEXERCISENGAGE
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