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How to cure cabin fever

There’s a lot of overlap between cabin fever and an anxious, racing brain. Find soothing ways to peace out:

Take up meditation: Mindfulness and meditation practices can reduce stress and anxiety and even improve your attention span — a definite plus when your mind keeps wandering to the daily news reports.

Get some alone time: If you’re at home with other people, the constant togetherness might be making you extra antsy. “Take a solo walk, or set your alarm to wake up before the rest of the household for some much-needed quiet time.

More generally, 20 minutes of exercise a day can also help lift your mood via the release of endorphins, as well as reducing feelings of tension. So it may be time to dust off that exercise DVD or download a new exercise app.

Make plans: Start dreaming up the things you’ll do with friends and family, and the amazing places you’ll go once things start returning to normalcy. You probably won’t be going on vacation next month, but someday this will end — and eventually, this cabin fever will become a distant memory.

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