10 Safe and Healthy Things To Do During QuarantineDecember 14, 2020 10:29 am
Having to quarantine due to COVID-19 illness is certainly not an ideal scenario. Many who experience mild illness will find themselves looking for ways to pass the time while their body fights the virus, and with larger lockdown measures looming, we may all need some good quarantine time killers in the near future. Especially now when we’re staying home more given that the cases are rising through the country. Fear not, we’ve put together our top ten boredom-killing activities that are also beneficial to your physical and mental health.
– Make daily exercise part of your routine, whether it’s a casual walk around the neighborhood, a run through the park, a ride on your bike, or even just some time reserved for stretching and strengthening. Use your imagination and try to keep a regular practice.
2.) Read a book or listen to a podcast
– Crack open the latest from a favorite author, or revisit an old favorite. If reading isn’t really your thing, don’t forget that you can find just about anything in audio form!
– Meditation can seem daunting and unattainable, but it is not! And the upsides are tremendous. Meditation can help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression, boost energy, and reduce stress. Start slow with basic meditation exercises, and turn to helpful meditation apps like Calm (or just search on YouTube) if you’d like some help getting started.
4.) Take a break from social media
– Maybe it’s just for an hour, maybe it’s in the evenings—set a time when you will stay off of all social media, perhaps off all electronics altogether. The constant news stream and chatter can be distracting and all-consuming, and you may find that a break grants some much-needed peace of mind.
5.) Practice an art
– Try your hand at painting, drawing, or poetry, or try to learn to play an instrument. Don’t put any pressure on yourself, and try to enjoy the process of it. You can find video tutorials online for just about any practice.
6.) Work on a new language
– Go the old-school route and pick up some language learning literature, or download helpful language apps like Duolingo or Babbel and see if you can pick up on a language you’ve lost a grasp of, or make progress on learning an entirely new one!
– Make a habit of journaling at least once a day. Not only will you find that writing each day improves your writing and communicating ability, but you will be keeping a record of a unique time that will be interesting to reflect back on once the pandemic is years in our rearview.
8.) Take a bath
– A warm bath can be an excellent stress reducer, and just an all-around pleasant way to spend some time. Jazz it up with bath bombs, salts or other aromatics, and swap for a long hot shower if a bath is not an option.
9.) Clean and organize
– Clearing your space of clutter, or even just knocking to-do items off a list that’s been around too long, can be a great way to kill time, reduce anxiety, and feel productive, all while remaining quarantined.
10.) Start a DIY project
– With the nagging to-do list out of the way, focus your sights on a new endeavor, one that forces you to get your hands dirty and challenge yourself. Try building a fort for your kids, a bird feeder for the yard, or maybe a new piece of furniture for the patio.
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This post was written by CJ Urgent Care of NJ