While some parts of the world have started to open up again, many of us are still living in quarantine and with strict social distancing protocols.
Are you feeling isolated and bored from being cooped up all the time? Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to get through the next few weeks of staying away from others. Here’s how to maintain your sanity during corona quarantine.
Stick To A Loose Schedule
It may be tempting to just lay in bed all day doing nothing. However, this will create a feeling of having no sense of purpose. This is why you need to stick to a loose schedule. Try to do the same things around the same time each day. While you should have some time to relax, you shouldn’t spend hours lounging around all day. Put something in your schedule that you enjoy and make you feel productive. By sticking to a loose schedule, you will create a sense of normalcy during a time of uncertainty.
Look For Ways To Entertain Yourself
There’s a good chance that you are really bored right now. You must look for ways to entertain yourself. Whip out a deck of cards or a few board games to play with your family. Try a new recipe that you have been wanting to make. Start a garden that you just haven’t had the time to devote to in the past. Make some popcorn, and have a movie night. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as it makes you feel good and takes your mind off of the isolation that you may be feeling right now.
Get Some Spring Cleaning Done
There’s probably all sorts of cleaning or organizing projects that you want to complete that you haven’t been able to complete in the past. It’s the perfect time to do some spring cleaning. Focus on one room each day. You can do things like scrubbing the baseboards, cleaning out the cabinets and organizing the closets. This will allow you to really clean your house. Additionally, you can take care of things that you usually wouldn’t have time to do.
Learn How To Mediate
Mediation can be a useful tool to help you deal with stress. If you have never learned how to meditate before, now is a good time to do so. There are all sorts of videos and websites online that have information about meditation for beginners.
Meditation will allow you to clear your mind, and you will get a new perspective about things. You really only have to meditate for a few minutes a day to reduce your stress and feel happier. This is the perfect activity to partake in for those that are feeling uncertain during this time of corona quarantine.
Continue Your Exercise Routine
You may be struggling to continue your exercise routine. This may be because your gym is closed during corona quarantine, or you may just be lacking the motivation to do anything. However, it still is essential that you exercise. It will help put you in a better mood and keep you from gaining a lot of weight during corona quarantine. Fortunately, there are all sorts of things that you can do to continue your exercise routine. Go for a run or ride your bike.
Turn on an exercise video, and get moving. If you want to lift weights but don’t have any, you can easily turn cans and jugs of water into make-shifts weights.
Find Ways To Socialize
This is a difficult time for many people because they miss their friends and family members. Fortunately, there are still some ways that you can socialize. Set up a few video chats with your friends. Watch television together, or have a virtual game night. You can also eat dinner with your family members via video chat. Video call one another and cook dinner together. Once it’s ready, you should sit down, and eat just as you would if you were together. Discuss your day and what’s going on with your family. You can still have in-person conversations with your neighbors as long as you stay at least six feet from each other. By doing all of these things, you can still feel connected to one another and less isolated.
It’s a difficult time for many of us. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to keep from feeling bored or depressed during this uncertain time. By utilizing the tips mentioned above, you can get through these trying weeks of corona quarantine even when you are feeling down. Just remember that this won’t last forever, and things will soon be back to normal.