If you're feeling stressed out, or you've noticed a decline in your mood, seek professional help. Fortunately, you don't have to wait for quarantine to end to speak to a licensed mental health professional. You can get help from an online therapist in the comfort of your own home.If you're not sleeping well, not eating well, and not caring for yourself, your mental health will decline. It's important to make sure you're taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually if you want to function at your best. So make self-care a priority to help you maintain your mental health.Physical activity does wonders for your mood and your mental health. If it's safe to do so, go outside and get some exercise. If not, find some workouts you can do from home. Physical activity is a powerful way to combat mental health problems.Whether you schedule a weekly video call with a loved one, or you text your friends throughout the day, stay connected with other people. Even on the days when you might not feel like you have much to say, reach out and say hello.Think about strategies you can use to manage your stress right now. You may need to get a little creative if you can't rely on some of your usual coping skills (like going out with friends). Look for ways to relax, have fun, and enjoy life — like taking a virtual yoga class or watching a funny movie. Just make sure the coping skills you use don't create bigger problems in your life (which could happen if you turn to food or alcohol to feel better).If you view yourself as being stuck, you'll feel like a victim. If, however, you tell yourself that you're choosing to stay home to help everyone stay safe, this will empower you. It will help you look at quarantine as an opportunity (where you can read more books or learn a new skill) rather than a threat to your well-being. And an outlook like this can help you stay strong.