Are you currently bored out of your mind at home during this quarantine period? You probably can’t wait for all this madness to end. Rather than being consumed by misery, why not try and see things from a different perspective? Here are some great things to do while you’re quarantined.
Deep Clean Your House
Since you’re probably going to be spending the majority of your time at home for the next few days, why not be confined to a clean environment? Pull out your bed, clear out all the lingering crisp packets and loose change. Clean your dirty mirrors and windows. Make your house a home. Most people’s excuse for not cleaning up is ‘lack of time’, now you have all the time in the world.
So many people talk about wanting to get into reading books but fall on the excuse of ‘I just can’t find the time’. The truth is you’ve always had the time, you’ve just never had the discipline to make the time. It’s probably getting to that point where you’re getting bored of the social media cycle. Switching between Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat every 5 minutes. Pick up a book! Make use of your imagination, try and expand your vocabulary. Right now, is the time to let go of those bad habits that you have and replace them with some good ones.
Start an Online Course
For most of us there’s no school, so right now our brains aren’t being put to much use. Rather than becoming duller by the day, why not use this time to take in more information? Start an online course in something different to your university course. Add a new skillset to your arsenal, no knowledge is lost. There are thousands of courses out there for you to learn. Websites like Udemy, Codecademy, Futurelearn and more provide free courses from a range of different skills. All it needs is an hour a day.
Spend Time with your Family
When we get into uni some become quite distant from our families. Either because we’ve gotten caught up in the uni life and haven’t really made time for family. Or because we just aren’t that close with our family full stop. Well now is the time to try and rekindle that relationship in your house.
Rather than spending unnecessary hours on social media, put your phone down and have a conversation with your siblings. Call the family to play a board game. The fact of the matter is, when things get back to normal, you’ll probably go ghost again. Now is the time to cherish your family, especially with countless people losing theirs.
In a sense I’m kind of a hypocrite because I’m still in Norwich when I could be back in London. But I’ve made it my goal to spend as much time with my siblings as possible, even if I don’t want to play 10 rounds of PUBG.
Check Up on Old Friends
The world is bouncing, everything is going crazy. While you’re locked up inside, why not check up on an old friend? See how they’re doing. You never know what someone’s going through. Your call might be the only form of human interaction they’ve had in days. Just a simple “Hey, I know it’s been a while, just thought I’d see how you were doing” would suffice. Who knows, maybe this could restart a friendship that had no reason for ending in the first place?
Re-Ignite That Old Talent of Yours
Someone’s guitar is still in the corner of their room with enough dust to kill and asthmatic. Someone else has a sketchbook with unfinished drawings from a few years backs. There’s a laptop somewhere with some crazy beats that could be used for future summer bangers. Why not reignite those old talents of yours? The talents that could have taken you places if you had just been a little bit more persistent. Now is the best time to get back in tune with them. Undisturbed hours. No lectures, no work, no responsibilities.
Just because everything seems to have to a halt, and the world is drowning in negativity right now, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t stuff to do. The way you use the quarantine period will determine how you get out of it. You may choose to come out and live life exactly as you did. Simply absorbing what comes at you. Or you could use this quarantine to slowly shape your life for the better, coming out with a new mindset, a changed person.
Make this time worthwhile, because something like this will probably never happen in your lifetime again and you’ll probably regret the fact that you wasted the time you had.
Q – What have you been doing during your quarantine period?
Thank you for reading and be safe out there!
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