Coping With Cabin Fever During Lockdown

Coping With Cabin Fever

It’s the 4th week of the COVID-19 lockdown and a lot has happened. Because of the lockdown there are a lot of people who might be experiencing cabin fever. Before we continue, its important to know what cabin fever is, and how people are coping with cabin fever during the Covid-19 Lockdown.

So, what is cabin fever? Cabin fever is the stressful and claustrophobic irritability or restlessness that a person or group experiences when they’re stuck in isolation. Isolation alone doesn’t necessarily result in cabin fever, though. Aside from being isolated from outside social interaction, it mainly applies when people are confined to one location.

In short, bring imprisoned in your own home is one of the easiest ways to get cabin fever.

South Africa, including most of the countries around the world, are under complete lockdown. This is due to the rapid increase in the number of Coronavirus positive cases across South Africa. Because of this, President Cyril Ramaphosa had to extend the COVID-19 lockdown till the end of April 2020. Therefore, to help you fight the struggle of self-isolation, I have some suggestions that might help you when it comes to coping with cabin fever and, maybe, even prevent it.

Follow a workout routine

In my previous article I mentioned how workout fanatics must resort to working out at home. Now, there are some who’re having an extremely hard time figuring out what activities to indulge to kill their quarantine time. Why not prioritise your fitness? Nothing can be more beneficial. If you set up and follow a specific workout routine every day, it will keep the boredom and illness at bay.

Put those cooking skills to test

I’m sure everyone knows at least the basics of cooking. I mean, in these contemporary times, it is necessary to know basic cooking, irrespective of gender. However, if you have absolutely no idea how to cook, then now would be a great time to learn a new recipe. Here is an easy one to start you off with, and it’s healthy as well! 3 Bean Salad

However, if you don’t know how to cook, you can use the quarantine time to put your culinary skills to test by learning some new recipes. The internet is full of videos and tutorials to teach cooking from scratch.

Focus on your hobbies and skills

I’m sure you’ll agree that we all have a set of hobbies and skills which we give up due to other commitments in life. You can, however, make full use of this lockdown time to pick an old hobby back up, or to take up a new hobby. You can even try a few free courses to improve your skills. Doing this can help you relax, and even help to get your mind off being isolated.

Redecorate or rearrange

Never underestimate the power of change, especially when it comes to personal space. Redecorating or rearranging your personal space can break the monotony, and make your space feel new and exciting again. Itsy-bitsy changes can give you a sense of novelty, which might help you deal with cabin fever.


No one likes to be alone, and studies show that loneliness often leads to depression. Luckily, we live in the 21st century. With the help of smart phones, you can stay in contact with your loved ones and friends. Being able to make a video call to see our friends and family is a great comfort, and can majorly help you deal with restlessness, by keeping you distracted. Since the lockdown has started, social media has become the sole platform for everyone to socialise. This is great! You get to virtually spend some we-time with your family and friends which might help you keep cabin fever at bay.

Relaxing in an Ozone Steam Sauna while getting an immune system boost

Ozone Steam Therapy has many benefits and it could help you in the struggle when coping with cabin fever should you experience. Because we are part of essential services, we are open during the lockdown period and are offering discounted ozone sessions. Book a session today and relax and de-stress while getting an immune booster to keep you “healthy as a horse”.

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