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5 Things You Can Do While You’re Social Distancing

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

I know this is a strange and scary situation that’s happening to all of us right now, but know that you are not alone. Even when we have to keep ourselves apart from one another, there are things you can do to make the time go by.

Talk to your friends and family

Just because we can’t see our loved ones at this time, doesn’t mean you can’t hear their beautiful voices! Pick up the phone and call your bestie or maybe even video-chat with your grandma. Simply dialing or texting someone can make this distance seem a lot shorter.

Read a book

I don’t know about you but, ever since I’ve been shut into my house, I haven’t stopped reading. By reading a book, you can escape from the pandemic that is controlling us right now and give your brain a much-needed break.


Bake or Cook something

I’ve seen a lot of people cooking up something delicious in their kitchens lately and I think this is the best time to experiment with new recipes! Maybe you could find random ingredients in your home and try to whip up something no one has tried before. I bet it would be pretty fun!

Start journaling

If you’re having trouble expressing your feelings to someone else, try writing them down first. It might be helpful to have a little someone (your notebook) to always be there for you when you need to talk; or write. It might help you understand how you’re feeling and understand what’s going on around you. And who says you have to write? Maybe you want to draw your feelings! Go right ahead! Journaling can be any kind of expression that helps you.



I know this might be a weird one but, trust me, by organizing your desk, room or whatever- it will help you feel in control of your environment even if you don’t right now. You can make your space more comfortable and not even a virus can take away your comfy blankets and pillows. 

I know things seem tough right now, but we’re going to make it through this. Talk to people over the internet or phone if you feel lonely. Remember that you’re not alone and you have thousands of people at your fingertips who are feeling the same way who would love to talk. 


Stay safe and stay inside!


My name is Parker Howell. I love to spend my time writing (mostly poetry) and cuddling with my cat when he's not biting me. I'm majoring in Creative Writing at Wells College so writing is a major influence in my life. I love cacti, corgis, and chai tea.
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