COVID-19 and Cabin Fever

August 3, 2020

Camille Gerochi

COVID-19 and Cabin Fever. Cabin fever refers to the distressing claustrophobic irritability or restlessness experienced when a person, or group, is stuck at an isolated location or in confined quarters for an extended period of time. A person may be referred to as stir-crazy, derived from the use of stir to mean ‘prison’. This term is mostly used by people who are away from their homes for long weeks climbing mountains.

Given this, with the COVID-19 quarantine situation we are in wherein people are asked to stay at home for a month, the feeling of ‘cabin fever’ is becoming relevant too.

That being said, here are some activities that you can do at home to cope with this feeling.

  • Start your day by meditating
  • Make a list of daily goals
  • Maintain normal eating patterns
  • Do home exercises (i.e. Mat exercise)
  • Start reading a good book
  • Reorganize your room
  • Try cooking different recipes everyday
  • Binge watch on a Netflix series that you’ve been wanting to start on for so long
  • Declutter your closet
  • Reconnect with an old friend over the phone
  • Look into old photo memories
  • Play a board game with the family
  • Have a deep conversation with your mom or sibling
  • Start a new hobby
  • Work on that overdue passion project idea


COVID-19 and Cabin Fever

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Authored by Harsha Moole, M.D., MBBS

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