Creating a Daily Schedule for Staying Home
Unusual circumstances such as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic can change our schedules, and in some cases make the things we normally do more difficult. Maintaining a daily schedule, including keeping consistent sleep habits and meal times, and making time for hobbies, can help elevate your mood.
Staying at home is a great time to focus on more time-consuming hobbies or at-home tasks that you’ve been meaning to work on. Is there a puzzle you want to put together or a call you’ve been meaning to make?
Write down your ideas for new meaningful activities to try each day. You might want to include a general timeframe for when you’ll aim to do each activity: early morning, late morning, afternoon, early evening, late evening or nighttime.
Do you have some time to try a new activity tomorrow? What might it be? Here are some ideas:
Cook a special meal, and try one of our kidney-friendly recipes.
Pick up the guitar or other musical instrument to play again.
Call a family member to catch up.
Go for a 10-minute walk in the park, or stretch inside your home.
Start reading a new book.
Work on that novel you’ve always dreamed of writing.
During challenging times, we are here to help. If you are a DaVita dialysis patient, please reach out to your social worker for more tips and additional support. You can find more information about coping with COVID-19 here.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a medical provider.
Please check with a medical professional if you need a diagnosis and/or for treatments as well as information regarding your specific condition. In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.
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