Astronaut Jessica Meirs, from the ISS, shares tips on taking care of your mental health amid coronavirus lockdown
With the world in lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic, people are practising self-quarantine and social isolation. However, it can get a bit difficult to spend days within the confines of one's home.
NASA astronaut Jessica Meir has now advised on how to stay mentally healthy while living in quarantine. Meir is currently in the International Space Station since late September 2019.
In a clip posted on the Twitter feed of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Meir can be seen saying that it is strange and surreal for them to see what is unfolding on Earth from the space station. She added that it seems the astronauts will be going back to a different planet altogether.
Speaking about how to stay in isolation, Meir said, “Some of the things we do up here is stick to our exercise routines to stay fit and healthy. Exercise, as we know, is important for not only our physical fitness but also for our mental well-being.”
She also advocated for regular contact with people back home and having virtual happy hours during the lockdown.
How can we stay engaged and healthy indoors? Can’t think of anyone better to give advice than NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. Also check out the #NASAatHome website with all sorts of @NASA fun activities related to their mission. https://t.co/pb8GAu7hO9 pic.twitter.com/XiJa2GfDod
— USEmbassyJerusalem (@usembassyjlm) April 2, 2020
Meir had in March tweeted an image of Tel Aviv that she took from space.
Gazing down at the city in which my father was raised, I take to heart one of his most uttered expressions, “This too shall pass”. Wise words to remember, in both good times and bad. Goodnight #TelAviv #Israel! #GoodnightFromSpace #TheJourney #EarthStrong pic.twitter.com/oHoMLdBytD
— Jessica Meir (@Astro_Jessica) March 17, 2020
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