Cabin fever is a kind of physiological uneasiness... a feeling of restlessness and irritability that happens when we are stuck indoors, or are confined to a small place with many others. The angsty restlessness was a shared experience of millions of people last year during the lockdown months.

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Why do I feel angsty and cabin fever-y if I’m inside for more than a few hours?

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  1. Autonomy: Choosing what we want to do by ourselves.
  2. Competence: Experiencing the satisfaction of completing our aims, goals or desires.
  3. Relatedness: Feeling connected to others.

Being confined to a single place robs us of all our three basic psychological needs.

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  1. Structure your day so that there is some feeling of control.
  2. Learn a new skill.
  3. Stay in touch with your friends and loved ones.
  4. Exercise regularly.
  5. In case you skipped the previous point, exercise regularly.
  6. Respect the space and privacy of others.
  7. Go out and get some fresh air.

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