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

Happy coronacation my friends! I know it sucks that we’re all stuck in quarantine but there are still a lot of things that you can do to be productive.  

Clean your room  

We both know that you most likely have not unpacked at all from college. Get on that! It’s so fun to see how much stuff you managed to hoard in your tiny little dorm room.  

Do school work 

I for one am a fan of our new place of education, Zoom University. I am, however, not a fan of all the new assignments that our professors have given us. Who thought it was a great idea to give ALREADY stressed out and displaced college students more work. 

Get distracted by Tik Toks 

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This is my favorite activity on this list. I tend to engage in this activity for at least half of my day every day.  

Make some Tik Toks 

I’ve seen some pretty funny tik toks recently. Most of them have to do with how people are keeping themselves busy (or how they’re not) or just plain old dancing videos.  


Always a fun activity to pass some time. I personally have been reaching for frosted flakes these past couple of days. 


Catch up on some sleep that you definitely need. Take naps, sleep in until noon, there are literally no rules at all.   

Do some crafts 

I personally love to paint so this time in quarantine has been the best. Pinterest has become my best friend. It’s gotten to the point where I’ve almost run out of canvases to paint.  

Have a movie marathon 

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 Disney plus literally has all the movies you could ever want to watch. I personally have watched Star Wars 3 times since being home.  

Bake a cake 

Bake anything really. It’s a great stress reliever and in the end, you get to eat something delicious that you made.  

Facetime friends   

This is a good way to still be interactive with your friends while not being able to see them. I personally love to have group facetimes with my sisters and my cousins. 

Now that you’ve finished everything on this list within the first day of quarantine, try not to go as insane as I have. Good luck! 

Sarah Baran

Illinois State '22

Hi!! My name is Sarah and I'm a senior at Illinois State. I am currently majoring in Journalism with a minor in Criminal Justice! I love HerCampus because it gives me the opportunity to write whatever I want. I've never really had this chance before so it's really amazing to get to experience. If you want to see more about my life, follow me on Twitter and Instagram! @sarahs524
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