With the global pandemic of COVID-19 accelerating around the world, and especially in the United States, many more people find themselves confined to their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. This call for social distancing and for staying at home by health and government officials, has millions of people quarantined in their homes until the situation is under control.
Many may find this time boring, or it may drive them mad, or some may even find respite from the fast pace of everyday life that has come to a stop. Whatever the case, for the time being it appears this is the way it is going to be, and one will and should do his or her part to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread. On that note, Harley Keene, one of our writers, has compiled a list of things one can do while quarantined within the walls of one’s own home. This way this time of break and disruption of everyday life does not seem so bleak, empty, or terrible.
By Harley Keene:
1.) Workout! It’s the perfect time to work on your physical health.
2.) Read all of those unread books you’ve been putting off.
3.) Binge-watch any shows or movies you haven’t had time for.
4.) Get outside! Although you can’t go into the world much, you can still take a brisk walk around your neighborhood to soak up the sun.
5.) Take up gardening! It’s the perfect time to make your yard look great for the Spring, and a way to soak up the sunlight.
6.) Try new recipes and cook more complex meals. Many of us don’t have time to try time consuming recipes in our daily lives, but being quarantined gives you plenty of time.
7.) Declutter your home! Now is the perfect time to get rid of things you don’t actually need.
8.) Clean! Making sure you’re in a good headspace is essential to being productive, and there’s no better way than being surrounded by your clean space.
9.) Do some craft projects like painting or knitting.
10.) Start a blog or a website to put time into. It can be anything you’re passionate about, and a good use of your time. It could even bring you some extra income if you’re good at it!