STUCK AT HOME:How To Make Quarantine Seem Less Endless


Does it feel like this self-isolation thing is never going to end? Here's a tip for keeping sane.

Psychologist Maggie Mulqueensuggests breaking it up into chunks. She likens it to housekeeping. "Cleaning a house room by room is less difficult to conceptualize than imagining a top-to-bottom cleaning in one fell swoop."

Likewise, when you wake up thinking that you have weeks or even months of this ahead of you, that just starts your day on the wrong foot. Instead, "hunker down and try [your] best to commit to a chunk of time, be it a week, two weeks, two months, whatever." At the end of that time frame, assess what helped and what didn't, and figure out how the next chunk can be better. (NBC News)