• Naomi Kiyoko Wilson

5 Activities to Do During Self-Quarantine

Updated: Mar 27

It's safe to say that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our lives. Many of us (including myself) have decided to self-quarantine to protect ourselves and our community. Need some ideas on what to do during this difficult time? Here are five activities that I've done to keep my mind busy.

1. Learn a new language.

Learning a new language is a great way to explore foreign countries and cultures from the comfort of your home. Unsure of what language software you should use? Check out ConsumersAdvocate.org's guide on the five best language learning software. The guide is research-based and includes a well-rounded overview of each program. To access their guide, click here.

2. Write.

Feeling overwhelmed? Writing might help. Putting your thoughts on paper is a great way to organize and process them. You could write a poem, a short story, or a list of things that are in your refrigerator. Do whatever works for you.

3. Clean.

Take advantage of being stuck in your house and clean your living space. Not only will you decrease your chances of getting sick, but you may also appreciate your home more and loathe self-quarantine a little less. Divide your house into sections and tackle one area every day.

4. Contact friends and family.

Digital communication can't replace face-to-face interaction. However, you can tend to your social needs by calling or video-chatting a friend or family. Ask them how they are doing. Swap book or TV recommendations. Make plans of what to do after the pandemic goes away.

5. Advance your career.

If you are eager to improve skills related to your job, now may be the perfect opportunity to do so. Spend a few hours each week reading a new book, taking an online class, or connecting with a mentor.

Thank you for reading my blog post. I hope it has brought a bit of calmness into your life. Remember to take care of yourself and your community during this difficult time.

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