Keep busy during these crazy times
Catch up on your reading – Whenever school work gets to be overwhelming or the semester starts to pick up, it can be difficult to find the time to read for pleasure. Now is the perfect time to start reading that one book you’ve been dying to read for so long. Set goals for yourself. Set a goal to read a certain number of books while in quarantine, or simply read them at your own pace now that you have the time to.
Practice cooking – Eating out is still an option, and you have the opportunity to support local restaurants during this time; however, you also have the option to support local grocery stores or markets and to work on your cooking skills. Cooking for yourself can be a healthier option at times, a fun way to pass time and something for you to do with your family or roommates.
Pick up an old hobby or start a new one – With a busy schedule or little to no time on your hands, it’s easy to lose touch with an activity that you love. Whether it be playing an instrument, painting, playing a sport or any activity you used to enjoy or want to give a shot, now is your chance to get back into what you used to love or try something new.
Exercise – Staying stagnant essentially all day can begin to become boring or even unhealthy. Finding little ways to stay active can help with your physical and mental health. It could be as simple as going for a walk during the day and getting some fresh air or doing push-ups in between study sessions. It could be exercises that don’t require equipment, and ones that could be easily found online.
Facetime, Zoom or somehow communicate with others – Even though we’re not able to go out and see others, there’s still other ways to keep in touch and to keep each other company. According to articles on vox.com, The New York Times as well as numerous other publications, Zoom has become more popular than ever. Not only is it good for school or business calls, but can be used to communicate with those who mean the most to you.