As the Coronavirus rages, social distancing is the key to combat the pandemic. Shows, concerts, movie screenings have been called off, schools, colleges, tourist spots, shopping malls are shut down. While you may be getting bored being quarantined, here are 5 ways to make life interesting.
Time for your Loved Ones
Remember the times when you were complaining that you do not get to spend much family-time due to study pressure and workload. Well, this is a rare opportunity! Put your phone down for a while, take out that dusty DVD player, get hold of the movie DVDs or wedding CDs that your whole family can watch and re-watch time and again.
Take out that board game which you had stacked away making excuses about not understanding the lengthy confusing rules–now you have plenty of time to go through–rope in your family and enjoy with bowls of snacks.
Good old carrom, cards or checkers can also do the trick! Video call those old friends who went out-of-touch after school. Make sure you find out whether they are safe, especially those who are abroad.
Get a new Hobby
Time to make good use of the Internet; download a foreign language app and pick up the basics of the language that you’ve always wanted to learn.
Spice up the challenge by trying to decipher the runic language or classical Greek or learn some old English expressions to add an Elizabethan or Victorian touch to your vocabulary.
Watch YouTube videos to learn some cool aerobics moves–a simple attempt to stay in shape despite having the ideal conditions of becoming a couch-potato.
Finish that painting which you had left off in between, grow some flowers in the front lawn or revive those long-forgotten hobbies. There’s so much to do!
Do you recall all those secret desires that you were too shy to fulfil? Always wanted to dye your hair purple but were uncomfortable about the reactions and attention? Well get it done now and if it doesn’t go as planned, nobody has to see it.
Try some exotic Master Chef dishes that you were too afraid to make or pick up that secret family recipe that had always wowed you. Grab your pen, call upon your muse and compose poetry. Brush up your jokes, try some stand-up, and be amazed.
Help the needy
Buy a thing or two, no matter how insignificant, to ensure that the local businesses keep going. Don’t stack up and create a crisis, also help those who aren’t able to afford the necessities.
Keep an eye over the cleanliness of your surroundings and remind your neighbours to use sanitizers. Advice your friends and family not to go out unless it’s urgent. This is the whole point of being quarantined, plus together we can overcome coronavirus by keeping each other safe and aware.
Sleep and Pamper
While making up for the lost family-time, don’t forget to pamper yourself. The item that ought to top your priority list is getting enough sleep. Remember those endless sleep-deprived nights spent preparing assignments and presentations? You deserve a sloth-like sleep.
Treat yourself with a bubble bath, get a face mask, do your nails, learn that trendy fishtail braid and relax. Meditate, retrospect, plan your future, or go get your wardrobe cleaned, make a to-do list till the time when quarantine will be lifted. Binge-watching Harry Potter or Friends never goes out of fashion.
Follow these steps and make quarantine a positive experience.