5 things to do while under quarantine


I think we all can agree that these are extremely hard times. To decrease the spread of covid19 we are all doing our part by staying home, but spending so much time indoors for so long can make even the strongest minds a tad bit stir crazy. Personally, I work from home most of the time so I'm fine with it, but now that there is no where to go out and have fun it can be a little monotonous. That being said, I have taken to doing several things to stir things up at home.

Cooking- The kitchen experiment

Believe me, I tend to hate cooking in comparison to baking, but these days due to the lack of availability of typical ingredients I have basically been in the kitchen experimenting with new flavors and it's surprisingly really fun! I have actually gotten to try out new dishes because I couldn't order out or cook my normal meals. Basically, I have been playing 15 minute chef. I try to cook whatever, I randomly find in the fridge.

Exercising

I know, I know. This isn't exactly something fun, but staying home all the time means that we are all less active. I have taken to doing short workouts while blasting new songs on spotify, in order to stimulate myself. No need to put on weight just because I can't go outside.

Gaming

Everyone plays some kind of game. I personally play games often to distract myself and meet new people. It's a fun way to keep busy whether you play board games, card games or console games like I do. Lately, I have been really into Final fantasy online and sims 4. Nothing like a good dungeon fight to set the mood of the day and then switching it up to character simulation and design.

Video Calls

I love to call my friends on video chat and have long conversations about this and that. So much is changing and the negativity can get to you if you don't have someone to talk to. Keeping in contact with friends this way gives allows us to encourage each other and stay updated on things we may have missed otherwise. Plus who doesn't like a good old conversation every now and then.

Reading and Writing- oh my gosh

I have mentioned this many times before. I absolutely love reading. It's a hobby that allows me to escape my reality from time to time. I love getting lost in new worlds and I often get inspired to write my own stories, some of which I may post on this blog sometime soon. 

There are so many things you can do at home to fight off boredom and the monotony of it all, heck if you are a creative person you may even want to take up some kind of craft as a hobby. Right now we've got plenty of time to spare. So while we're under quarantine, definitely try to pick up that hobby you've probably been too busy to indulge in. 

These are all just activities I have been using to keep busy myself, what what have you been amusing yourself with while at home? Let me know in the comment section!

Until next time...

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