Prioritize Solitary Self-Care
"Every day, set aside at least 30 minutes where you get to do something you enjoy on your own," said Dr. Ho. Take a walk, cook, work on a new hobby or skill, or simply unwind with music and candles. "Put this in the calendar so that people don't push on this time you've set aside for you to recharge," Dr. Ho said.
If you really need a break from tech, remove screens from your living room and keep the TV off during this time, said licensed mental health counselor Anna Marchenko. "Do not pick up your phone, do not scroll social media. If you are receiving texts and emails from family checking in, respond with honesty, letting them know that you will get back to them in an hour, or however much time you may need to unwind." Here are more ways you can practice self-care from home.