Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Long Islanders are increasingly more isolated, more stressed and more afraid.
To try to help, Newsday asked local mental health professionals for ways to keep your quarantine calmer.
Establish a daily routine. Structure and predictability are key, experts say.
Go outside! (But maintain social distancing.)
Try to separate your work space, sleep space and relaxation space.
Exercise! Even if it's just getting up and walking around every few hours.
Try relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation and guided imagery.
Stay connected with others — Facetime, make phone calls, etc.
If you get easily anxious, limit your news intake to once or twice a day.
Stay in touch with your mental health provider as needed.