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It’s Time to Start Thinking About Post-Quarantine

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Buffalo chapter.

Although quarantine is not quite over yet, I think it would benefit everyone to start thinking about what they are going to do post-quarantine.  We have been in this slump for so long that some of us may have lost touch with ourselves. I asked myself what I took for granted before this all started and I think you all should too!  It is important to remind ourselves to be grateful for the little joys in life. I have taken the ability to hang out with friends and family for granted, I have taken traveling for granted, I have taken nature for granted, and I have taken good health for granted.  Given this, after quarantine, my goals are to go out and appreciate nature more, hang out with the people I dearly miss, travel as much as possible, and to be thankful every day for my good health and what it enables me to do on the day-to-day.

Sit down and make a list of everything you would like to do post-quarantine.  This will help us get back on track and back to a sense of normalcy. Another benefit of making this list is you can always look back on it if you are ever feeling trapped, unmotivated, or depressed in quarantine.  This list will remind you of what is yet to come and to just be patient. I would like to share my list with you as a source of possible inspiration:

  1. Hang out with my friends and friends that I have not seen from high school yet.

  2. Go for more runs outside and appreciate nature.

  3. Travel when you can, even if it is just an hour away.

  4. Go on more hikes with friends.

  5. Plan an outdoor picnic with friends.

  6. Practice gratitude, it is a good reminder for ourselves.

I hope my list can help you brainstorm ideas!  I know quarantine can feel trapping and can make one lose touch with the outside world, but making this list can help you feel better and more hopeful.  Hang in there for a bit longer everyone! I hope everyone is staying healthy and happy.

Katie is the president and chapter correspondent of the Her Campus Buffalo chapter and a junior at the University at Buffalo studying psychology and political science. She loves to write about current events, politics, how to manage college life, and much more! She plans on using this platform to speak her mind and make a difference at UB.