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Wellbeing Tips for Isolation

There are plenty of ways to plan and prepare for self-isolation, and so many things you can do to keep preoccupied and maintain your wellbeing while staying at home. Try not to think about what you can’t do – focus on what you can do, like nurturing your interests and relationships, and focusing on self-care.

Exercise regularly

Physical activity releases anxiety-reducing chemicals, while acting as a healthy distraction. There are many things you can do to keep exercising inside your home even if you’re self-isolating.

Eat healthily

Good nutrition has a positive impact on your mood, while boosting your energy and immunity. It’s a good idea to plan your meals ahead so you know whether you have enough food to last you, as well as any family members or pets.


It’s a good idea to stick to a routine to give your day’s structure and balance. Aim to wake up and go to bed at the same time, and have three meals at the same time each day – not forgetting to weave in regular breaks for water, exercise and fresh air.

Keep in touch

It’s important to keep in touch with your friends and family. Text or call regularly to talk about the situation and how you’re coping. Or why not schedule in a video chat so you can still ‘see’ each other? A number of electronic devices are available throughout Cardiff and Vale UHB to support you with virtual visiting during your stay. We will encourage you to utilise this service as much as possible.

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