A lot of people are asking, how do my partner and I deal with the stress of being in a small space with all that's going on with COVID-19? Well, first and foremost this is now a common question that's being asked as all of us are being forced to reconsider what it means to have personal space with the restrictions being imposed upon us. So it is perfectly normal and natural to get a little bit stressed out about having to spend so much time together.
What I might suggest, though, is that you take a different stance and a different view of it and rather than see it as a imposition, find the challenges and opportunities that you're being afforded by having this time with one another. For example, you might, as a couple, take a look at activities around the house that you've been putting off. Look at the project and the tasks that have been sitting on the to do list, and take advantage of the time we have together to cross some of them off.
You can also find a new activity together, something that helps connect you in a meaningful way. And ideally, you could even kill two birds with one stone by doing an exercise that's been known to benefit in stress reduction, such as a guided meditation or relaxation exercise or a breathing exercise that you can do together and then join together around on a regular basis.
If you're in a particularly small space, you could also carve out a psychological or emotional zone that allows you a temporary place where you may agree that you can go just to recharge and just to get recentered again before coming back together, so that you can do so with a balanced and reenergized you. And finally, it is perfectly fine to go outside every once in a while, provided you follow the CDC guidelines, which include wearing a mask and practicing proper social distancing.