The outbreak of the Coronavirus has been affecting a lot of countries around the world. One way to control the spread of a virus is through social distancing – for example, limiting contact with other humans. Communities will be quarantined to stop the virus from spreading. People in those communities won't be able to contact others to stop the spread of the virus. A lot of businesses stopped their operations to prioritize the safety of their workers.
The outbreak is not only affecting businesses. Schools and tourist hotspots are closed as people are advised to do self-quarantine themselves indoors. Many public events that were scheduled, such as concerts and sports, had to be postponed or canceled. These are the safety measures that authorities take to ensure the health and safety of their people. Eventually, they find the cure for the Coronavirus, but until then, you must stay inside your home for your safety.
Activity You Can Do During Quarantine
Yes, staying inside is what we all need to protect ourselves and others in this kind of situation. However, even inside our houses, we still have enemies to fight on – boredom and craziness. To avoid this, here is a simple list of fun things we can do while we are stuck in quarantine.
1. Watch your favorite TV show during quarantine
Here is one of the easiest things you can do during quarantine. You can either binge-watch your favorite show or watch it one at a time. Either way, you'll be able to relax and take your mind off of the situation.
Watching your favorite TV show will take your mind off being in a closed space and allow you to enjoy your downtime. It will also help you get out any pent-up emotions you have been feeling while being in quarantine.
Or maybe, due to your work and other personal businesses, you may have missed a lot of episodes on your favorite TV show. It is your time to binge yourself on it again.
2. Read a book during quarantine
What if you are feeling lonely during quarantine? Read! Reading can provide you with some entertainment and help pass the time. Maybe you have some books out there that you’re ignoring all year round. This situation is also a time for you to witness the beauty hiding within the pages of those books.
The point of reading is to entertain oneself or learn something new. When you're in quarantine, why not grab a book that'll take your mind off the boredom? Check out titles about adventures, your favorite topics, etc. It will keep you out of boredom and away from that big pile of junk mail that has been accumulating.
Reading is good for the mind, especially when stranded in a room for an indefinite time. It can help take your mind off things and provide some form of entertainment. So if you're feeling like you're going out of your mind, grab a book and read!
3. Be a chef during quarantine
Quarantine is the perfect opportunity for you to explore your creativity and explore your passion. Because you're so busy with work & personal things, maybe all you eat is fast food. But now, you have time to start cooking for yourself!
Cooking is a great activity to do during quarantine. It's also a great way to learn about new ingredients and techniques. You can also take this time to finally get started on that book or blog you’ve been dreaming about!
4. Movie time
During quarantine, you get bored. That is why sometimes the best thing to do is to watch a movie. Or if you want to relax and watch a movie all night?
The movie can take your mind off what is happening and help with anxiety and boredom. Well, this is the best time for you! Bring all the movies you missed last year. Have a seat, relax and enjoy.
5. Listen to music
Are you tired of sitting down in one place? Try to turn up the volume of your speaker and dance to your favorite music. If your mood is just gloomy, put your headphones on; listen to your favorite slow songs while admiring the beauty of the scenery outside.
Listening to music can also be a great way to stay in touch with what's going on in the outside world. It's also a good way for people who aren't normally social when they're not at work or school to stay involved in their community when they have quarantines.
The fact that the music makes these people feel relax is something to work with. It's a great coping strategy and also a good distraction from being cooped up all day. It shouldn't be a time that leads people into isolation or stuck in their heads, but rather a time where people can come back into themselves and find self-confidence.
6. Be an artist
There are still things they can do for the unfortunate few who find themselves under quarantine for their creative spirit. Artists of all types can engage in their discipline to keep their minds sharp and entertained.
They say that if there is nothing left we can turn to, art is the answer. At some point, you may love to draw or paint something. However, because you are too busy, you forget about it. Now, you can pursue your dream as an artist. You are now free to draw or paint anything you have on your mind.
7. Stay fit
One activity that you can do during quarantine is exercising. Even if you’re just inside your home, don’t forget about your fitness. You can still do some workouts and exercise to make yourself healthier and stronger. Or you can go for a run or walk around your room to keep your muscles from getting tight and tense.
You can also try to sleep as much as possible as this will help you relax and de-stress. To make sure that you stay healthy, eat a sensible diet, and keep the room clean by doing things like taking showers or washing dishes.
Quarantine is a necessary part of life when it is necessary to prevent the spread of a contagious illness. These activities are available during quarantine periods and maybe a better choice than feeling anxious or bored.
These are only a few fun things you can do while stuck in quarantine. This situation may have given a lot of worries and sorrow to humanity. But, if we look on the brighter side, this situation also teaches us how to live our life to the fullest.
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“I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.”– Oscar Wilde