The last couple of weeks have been extremely stressful for the vast majority of people all around the globe. The outbreak of the Covid-19, also known as Coronavirus, has moved a lot of us indoors, even against our own will. In this small but detailed article, we’re going to cover the absolute best things to do whilst you are in quarantine to keep up with the boredom and for your mental health.
Especially if you’re working from home. It’s essential to do some form of physical exercise, even if it’s just going for a walk. Of course, doing it whilst not wearing suitable clothing isn’t ideal. Therefore, getting some comfortable fitness clothing will do the rest, if you put your mind to it. Cardio is essential, given how small your movements are when you are forced into quarantine.
Learning New Things
The internet is full of online courses. With tons of different digital (and competitive) skills being taught online, this could be the perfect, ideal time for you to learn something, from drawing to coding. It’s no secret that the world is going digital, therefore, why not pick some free course online?
Videogames (But Relaxing Ones)
If you’re an avid gamer, you may know how stressful certain games may be. Fifa and Call Of Duty, for example, have been pointed out by many studies for inducing stress related to your performance online. Thankfully, though, Animal Crossing has been released right in time for this quarantine period, therefore, if you own a Nintendo Switch, you may want to consider buying it. Animal Crossing is a “routine” simulator which purpose is to let you live an alternate life on an island with super cute characters. If you’re based in the UK and you don’t currently own a Switch, good luck in finding one, since they are sold out almost everywhere.
Nothing calms you down and keep your mind in the right spot other than reading a good book. Being forced indoors could be the best time to pick reading back up again if the last book you’ve read was 10 years ago. Reading doesn’t necessarily have to be related to ultra-complex and long books, but just immersing yourself in a nice story could help you in coping with what’s happening outside.
These are 4 simple ideas which everyone could follow whilst forced into quarantine. Keep your heads up and stay safe out there!