Because of CoViD-19, most of us are stuck in our homes indefinitely. We are in unchartered waters and no one knows how long we will be inside our homes without friends, parties, or food outings. Instead of looking at it with disappointment and frustration, there is a lot of good that can come out of this situation. Being stuck at home doesn’t have to be all that bad! Here are a few ways to make the most out of quarantine.
Baking is a great way to pass time and, you get a good treat out of it! Whether it is cookies, brownies, or muffins, baking has always been a super fun way to relax and spend some time in the kitchen. It is a rewarding activity that is great for your mental health, and there is nothing better than the sweet treat at the end! But don’t forget to try out the dough before it goes in the oven- that is my favorite part!
- Go for a walk with your pets
While we are home, we should take advantage of the abundant amount of time we can spend with our pets. It is important to get outside, and as long as you are still ‘social distancing’, going for a walk with your pets is completely safe. Both you and your pets will benefit from spending some time outdoors and getting some fresh air.
- Do a puzzle
When my mom told us she was ordering puzzles for my family to do when we were in quarantine, I thought she was crazy. But now that we are a few days into the situation, I have learned to love puzzles. It is a fun way to stimulate your brain and spend time with family members! What I love about puzzles is you can work on it, take a break, and come back as you please. Whenever you feel bored, go ahead and work on the puzzle for a bit!
- Catch up on some R & R
With all of our busy schedules at school, we barely have any time to relax. This is a great time for us to catch up on our sleep schedules and relax! At school, we stay up late working on assignments, wake up early to go to class, and then stay out late at parties. Our bodies need this time to rest, so don’t feel guilty when you “accidentally” sleep until noon!
- Make TikToks
Believe me, I never thought I would say that I enjoy making TikToks. However, after being in quarantine and spending time making them with my sister, I have become addicted. If you don’t have the app, give it a try and learn some dances! TikTok is a fun way to spend time with your siblings and learn fun dances. Get active and get moving through fun TikTok dance trends!
- Play family games
Fun family games don’t always have to be Chutes and Ladders or Parcheesi. While these games are fun, as my family has gotten older we have graduated to more mature games. If you are looking to embarrass yourself in front of your parents, you should order the game What Do You Meme on Amazon. It is a super fun game that involves memes, weird cards, and endless laughs.
- Watch Netflix
If you are like me, you don’t have any time for Netflix or Hulu at school. Take advantage of this time at home and catch up on your favorite tv show! Would it really be a vacation if you didn’t binge-watch a tv show? My friends and I created a google doc where we write our favorite tv, shows, movies, and songs, so if anyone is at a loss for what to watch, they can head over to the google doc and pick something out. You and your friends should give this a try if you are in the market for a new tv show to watch!
Although it is frustrating that we will not be going back to school anytime soon, we should take advantage of being at home and appreciate time with family. There are many ways that you can have fun while not leaving your home, and I hope you give a few of these a try!
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