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Coronavirus Quarantine: 5 Things to Do While Trapped Inside

Coronavirus has got the world firmly in its grips. Every day we are bombarded with news of infected and dead people. Countries around the world are scrambling to combat the pandemic that has swept across the globe. It has caused the largest quarantine in human history and the end is still nowhere in sight. Some prognoses say that Americans and Europeans will spend months in their homes, as will other people worldwide. Normally, staying at home and not going to work would be a blessing, but the circumstances are too dire to feel that way this time. Still, we can’t change the situation. Cooped up at their homes, people are coming up with various ideas about how to keep occupied. Staying busy at these trying times is of utmost importance. Here are some suggestions that may help you pass the time creatively and productively.

Listen to Music

We all have a backlog of albums we want to listen to, but somehow, we never get the chance to do it. This is your opportunity to actually catch up and finally listen to all the music your friends talk about. Grab one of the music apps and get to listening. Make sure to use headphones, so that your family doesn’t decide to throw you out, despite the quarantine. Apart from having something to talk about with your friends, music has other benefits as well. It reduces stress and anxiety and provides comfort. This makes listening to music an ideal activity during a prolonged quarantine.

Play Games

You probably think of this already, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again. Steam has set a record of 20 million concurrent users, and other gaming platforms are experiencing a similar boom. Faced with coronavirus quarantine, people are turning to games in massive numbers. Boredom is not the only reason, though. In imaginary game worlds, people don’t have to worry about what is happening outside their homes. Games provide solace and a welcomed distraction. Others are looking to have some fun during the quarantine and turn to online gambling and popular online slot games. Lady Luck may not be on your side always, but at least the time will pass quicker. Just make sure you don’t spend too much time in front of the computer.

Gardening

People living in houses have some extra options available to them. Gardening is one, at least to those with a green thumb. The spring is upon us, a perfect season for starting a small garden in your yard. Whether you choose to plant flowers or vegetables or both, you will have hours of work ahead of you. It will help you stay sane and allow you to spend a lot of time outside. The sun helps the production of vitamin D, which is great for your immune system, so that is an added benefit. Gardening also reduces stress and after a day of playing in the dirt, you will sleep like a baby.

Yoga

Staying fit is one of the cornerstones of being healthy. Without access to a gym and confined in our homes, it may be difficult for active people to maintain their lifestyle. That is why this is a perfect time to try something new, like yoga. There are plenty of instructional videos on YouTube, with complete sessions. All you have to do is pick one and follow it. It may be hard at the begging, especially if you never tried yoga before, but you will be grateful for it later. Yoga offers many health benefits, even if you only focus on the physical component and ignore meditations. You will be rewarded with better flexibility, more muscle strength, improved metabolism, and better cardio and circulatory health. It will also provide you improved injury resistance and help you keep your weight under control. Considering that people tend to eat a lot more while spending a lot of time inside, this can be very important.

Declutter Your Home

Yes, it is a chore. But if you are to spend months trapped in your home, you might as well make it as nice as you can. Decluttering is an important first step in that direction. It will allow you to see your home without excess things. Living in an uncluttered space has many benefits. It is a well-established fact that cleaning and organizing reduce stress and anxiety. While in quarantine, we all have to deal with them every day. Any activity that reduces them is welcomed. Once you are done, you will feel accomplished and increase your sense of self-efficacy. Again, these are much-needed feelings during a quarantine.

The absolute worst thing you can do is spend days on end in front of a TV or reading news on your phone. Staying informed is well and good, but there is such a thing as information overload. Hopefully, you can find something to distract yourself on our list.

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