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General Health

Activities to Fight Cabin Fever

Even if you can’t leave the house, you’ll find ways to stay physically active in the house to stay indoors. Regular movements can help burn off the extra energy you have, which is one of the main benefits when you’re crammed in the house. Stimulating the mind can help you move forward and reduce feelings of isolation and helplessness.

A recent study has analyzed the effects of extra physical activity on the day and may help to keep cabin fever symptoms at bay. A 15 to 30-minute workout will make you sweat, and your mood will quickly recover.

Move Around Your Home by Cleaning

Cleaning requires physical movement. While on quarantine, it is important to move around, and cleaning is one of the easiest ways to do it. You don’t need any exercise equipment, grab your scrubber, and clean the molds and stains for a good arm exercise. If you have a lawn garden, it is also a good exercise as you are to walk around while cleaning your lawn area.

If you already feel cramped and claustrophobic, declaring your home and organizing your space to relax is the perfect activity. An organized home gives you more cohesion and can even combat depression. This means you don’t have to warm up at home to stay warm and fight cabin fever and boredom.

Watch Exercise Videos

If you are used to gym classes, this is one of the ways so you can get yourself moving. You can do all sorts of exercise that depends on your preferences.

Occupy Yourself

Do crafts and DIYs. Right now is the best time to do crafts with your children. By doing crafts, you also do mind exercise and unleash your creativity to fight off the boredom. It is also good for mental health to do some DIY’s that requires problem-solving and logical thinking to fix things around your home.

Read Books

With all the time to spend at home, reading is also an excellent activity to keep your mind going. Reading a book will divert your attention to what is happening around us in the meantime, and it can also be a way to relax.

Learn New Things

With all the given time we have to stay at home, now is the best time to learn new things. You can start by studying a new language, learn how to cook or learn how to use excel, etc. It is good to make yourself productive to avoid cabin fever.


If you don’t maximize your time at home and your productivity declines, it’s easy to fall into a dark hole of cabin fever. Stay active and don’t be afraid. There are many things you can do on cold days to stay active.