Holly’s Top Tips for Isolation: Number 8
Holly's Top Tips for Isolation: Number 8
Holly, who's spent over two years in isolation due to treatment for her Neurofibromatosis, give us some help on how to cope with lockdown. Here is her Top Tips for Isolation: Number 8.
Number 8: Keep a Diary
The eighth tip from Holly on how to get through isolation is to keep a diary. Holly enjoys doing this as it’s an outlet for her emotions and a way to cope with how she feels.
Writing in a diary every day just like Holly is a great way to keep up your mental well-being during the lockdown. Studies have shown that by committing how we feel to paper, the intensity of our emotions is dampened. Furthermore, even just writing about daily activities can help us feel more grounded, more connected, and can even improve our memory!
Writing a diary, a poem, or song lyrics can help the brain to regulate emotions, decreasing the damage stress can do to the body. Studies also show that the more emotionally distant you are in life, the more cathartic keeping a diary can be.
So get picking up that pen and paper, and get scribbling!