Because of the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, self-quarantine regulations have been imposed the world over. People are expected and required to practice social distancing. That means no contact with people outside your household and staying at home as often as possible until this whole thing blows over.

Especially for those who are used to going out on a daily basis, this new routine of staying home might be difficult. Admittedly, it’s only a matter of time before people get bored and run out of things to keep them busy. If you’re looking for something to do during the quarantine (and how to preserve your sanity and wellbeing!), here are some ideas.

General cleaning

Our busy schedules might have hindered us from conducting frequent cleaning and maintenance efforts around our homes. But because school and work have been canceled, we suddenly have a ton of spare time on our hands. Use this opportunity to clean your home and give it the much-needed pampering it deserves.

Wipe all surfaces, do the laundry, clean the interiors of your appliances, throw out expired goods, etc. There are a lot of things that need cleaning in your home so it’s best to get started while you have the chance. This will not only give you a clean and tidy abode to spend the quarantine in, but you’ll also reduce your risk of getting infected by the virus, thanks to your sanitization efforts.

DIY projects

There’s nothing more fun than arts and crafts! And if you’ve been in school or at work all these years, you probably didn’t have the chance to unleash your creative spirit until just now. Use this time to do some DIY projects. Bring out that paintbrush, acrylics, and canvas, or your stamps and Stazon ink you’ve been storing and create a new piece of décor for your home!

Read a book

If you’re beginning to get tired of Netflix and other streaming apps, it might be time to change things up a notch. Let’s go old school and read books. This is bound to keep you busy for a while. Plus, it’s a great way to gain a new hobby, feed your mind, and learn new things.

woman reading a book

Self-care activities

Admittedly, this is a tough time for all of us. Everyone around the world is finding it hard to adjust to this new lifestyle. This might not be something you want to hear, but the reality is that we don’t know when this pandemic is going to end. So the best thing we can do right now is to adapt to these circumstances.

Don’t leave your self-care unattended. Take this time to pamper yourself, get back on track with your fitness goals, do things you love, and invest in your health. These things will help you adapt better to the situation and stay positive amidst these trying times.

Explore the online world

People usually head over to the Internet to do work—and to browse their social media accounts. These are the websites that gain the most traffic, daily. But there’s so much more to the Internet than just Facebook or Instagram. In fact, there are plenty of things to do online.

Explore the Internet and look for something that interests you. You can stream operas, musicals, or concerts from your favorite artist. Find an online game that you enjoy. Take an online museum tour. The possibilities are endless.

It’s a difficult time indeed, but the best thing we can do at the moment is to abide by social distancing regulations. This will help us stop the spread of the pandemic. Take these tips and find something to keep you busy during the quarantine.

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