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8 Things To Do While In Quarantine

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

Wherever you turn, wherever you go, news about the coronavirus is everywhere. Updates are coming in every minute telling you about the number of people you can meet with or a local restaurant closing for the time being. Many of us have been sent home from work or school so here are some things to do:

Start or finish that project you’ve been meaning to work on.

We all have an idea we want to see come to life but perhaps life got in the way. Now is the time to start or finish it, utilize any open “free” time you have. I will be working on a project I have been abandoning for a couple of months now. 

Learn a new language

Duolingo is a great app when looking to learn a new language. They have a variety of languages from Spanish to French to Welsh.

Check in with your loved ones.

It is easy to only worry about yourself during this time but check-in with your loved ones to hear how they are doing. And offer to help in any way you can. 

**Especially check in with your elders. 

Donate to those struggling.

You do not have to go out of your house to help, so you have no excuse. Many if not all schools are on at least a three-week break. You can donate online to your local food bank to help families who for example, depend on school meals to make it through the week. There are also many go-fund-me pages out there with various situations which you can help with. 

*Be careful where you donate because unfortunately there are scammers. 

Work on your finances.

Get your finances in order. Personally I use Mint to help with budgeting and setting financial goals. Mint also can link to all of your accounts to show you what debt you have, checkings, savings and also offers you information about investing. I would 100/10 recommend (no that’s not a typo). 

Try a new recipe.

Food network has many easy recipes, for my beginners (@ me). It also has many complex recipes requiring condiments besides salt and pepper. 

No gym? No problem

If you have not already heard of Youtube, let me introduce you. Youtube was founded in 2005 and it has various types of videos including workout videos. Personally I love blogilates, every workout she posts will have you sweating your heart out. 

Sleep

Catch up on the sleep you did not get during midterms from the fall semester and this spring semester. I have about 127 hours left to catch up on, which is about 5 days. 

Whatever you do during this time, make sure you use your time wisely. I wish you good health and wellness. Stay safe, practice social distancing and wash your hands.