Hello people! I know that what we are experiencing right now can cause panic, fear, and uncertainty, but I think it is important that we use this moment of social distancing to bring ourselves together remotely through mediums that have oftentimes divided us in the past. Use this time to check on the ones you love, shine a light of positivity on those who feel dark, and most of all, make smart choices that protect the community around you.

Everyone is on a restriction of movement, which is called “Quarantine”. It is intended to prevent the spread of disease or pests. It is often used in connection to disease and illness by preventing the movement of those who may have been exposed to a communicable disease, but do not have a confirmed medical diagnosis. Quarantine helps to slow the spread of infection across a population. I know it’s a boring thing to do and stay home but in this way we are controlling the spread of coronavirus. Seriously, be smart and do not stand too close to people and keep your distance.

During your quarantine, you should keep up a normal daily routine as much as possible, maintain a positive attitude, and treat quarantine as an opportunity to do some of those things you never usually have time for.

As the number of coronavirus cases grows in the world, we hear a lot about how social distancing, self-monitoring and even quarantine play into containment efforts.

The first thing you should do is: “Increase distances. Cut out handshakes”.

Now that we are all cooped up, what are we supposed to do with this abundance of undifferentiated free time?

I have some ideas I can tell to get your boredom away. Some of them are what I actually do. You can:

  • Complete that long-pending book/start reading books.
  • Rearrange your wardrobe.
  • Spend time with your family.
  • Grow plants if you have a garden.
  • Watch your favorite movies.
  • Start a hobby.
  • Paint, draw and craft.
  • Cook and entertain yourself with some sweet baking’s.
  • Write a poem and see if you have that talent.
  • Netflix and chill with some popcorn.
  • Video call your friend.
  • Workout at home.
  • Download Duolingo, or a similar app, and teach yourself a foreign language.
  • Take a bubble bath (bonus: Add a glass of wine).
  • Make lists of all the museums, sporting events and concerts you want to visit when they finally reopen.
  • Bring out the Legos. Build your house inside of your house.
  • Play PUZZLE. (Quarantine might end and the puzzle will not. Trust me it is a very good game to fill your time with, and take your mind of everything not only the corona-virus topic).

In addition, the last thing you can do which I guess most of you are doing is 

  •  Sleep. 

 If self-quarantine does not appeal to you, some of these activities can hopefully make it tolerable.


Written by, Carolin Semerjian