The Movement Control Order (MCO) is extended. It's been almost a month since the curfew was implemented and experts say it may not end this April 28th. We heard many were upset. Children are separated from their mothers, husbands are separated from their wives, and students are trapped in their dormitories. There are many sad and difficult situations, but this order must be obeyed for the good of all.
For those staying with family throughout the MCO, boredom can be alleviated by family interaction. Perhaps before each one was busy with his career, this free time could be taken to re-energize relationships by engaging in activities together. However, for those who live alone, how do they cope with the MCO being confined to their own apartment or dormitory?
As humans, doesn’t matter whether we are timid or introverted, interaction with other human beings is a necessity in life. Without this interaction for a long period of time, one can feel depressed and this can negatively impact physical and mental health. An extrovert or people that used to be surrounded by other humans must be feeling worst.
How can one reduce stress when forced to stay alone during the MCO period? What can be done to prevent this stress from becoming serious and can lead to worse mental condition?
Of course, it is hard to be happy when forced to live alone, away from family and friends, going out to enjoy nature is also not possible. As many exciting shows available on Netflix, it's impossible to spend time just in front of the TV without getting bored. To some extent, you will find even your favorite show couldn’t spark your interest. Video games that you love to play on a normal day could be something meaningless to you. So, here are some tips for you to live with these extended MCO days even if you are alone.