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4 Recommendations for Killing Time During a Pandemic

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

Hey hey! It’s me, your friendly neighbourhood procrastinator, and I am here to tell you all about the things I have actually accomplished during social isolation. I would also like to use this time to recommend 4 things for you to do, to not only kill time but to help make your life *chef’s kiss* even amidst the drama of a pandemic.

Start a blog

I am guilty of starting a blog and getting really into it and then just forgetting about it. I have probably had about 10 blogs over the past decade but now that I have some more free time, I decided to take one of my old blogs and give it a facelift. I dedicated more time to drafting posts and gaining inspiration, and now I am almost ready to launch it! I am super excited and would highly recommend WordPress to host your blog because I have found it to be user-friendly and it looks pretty professional. I love WordPress more than Wix, Blogger, and Weebly, but those sites aren’t bad, they just aren’t what I would recommend.

Create a vision board

I have used Pinterest to create my vision boards for as long as I can remember, but recently, I revisited my most recent board and realized that it just didn’t align with my current goals. That’s fine, but I knew I needed to update it to fit into my life now. I took some of my free time to create a vision board for 2020, and let me say it is my new favourite thing to look at. Hey, isn’t that the point of a vision board?

Take an online course

This is one I haven’t done yet, but I am totally planning on doing it after I wrap up this academic year. There are a number of online courses to take on various subjects. The world is totally your oyster, just crack it open! I have a number of websites bookmarked on my computer, but the one I am most excited to use is LinkedIn Learning because it has many courses related to a career I actually want to pursue. There are courses on everything from photography to leadership to perfecting your elevator pitch. There is something for everyone.

Learn a new skill

This one is similar to taking an online course, but it doesn’t have to be a professional skill. It could be something like learning a new yoga pose, learning to draw or cook, or even teaching yourself how to take the perfect selfie. It doesn’t have to be a major or daunting skill. If learning to cook scares you, learn to make pasta. If learning to draw seems like too much, try to just draw eyes. Life is so scary when everything seems up in the air. You don’t need to add unnecessary stress to your unpredictable life.

So, we’re in social isolation. And yes, quarantine and social isolation sucks. I agree wholeheartedly, but there is a bright side! You can do so much from home and hopefully, these 4 recommendations help you.

Meghan Cameron

Laurier Brantford '20

Meghan is a fourth-year Criminology student with a passion for writing. She enjoys tea, petting dogs, and thrift shopping. Meghan spends her days planning trips she can't yet afford and practicing her award show acceptance speech! Give her a follow on Instagram @megeghan_c for punny captions and too many selfies.