7 Ways People are Utilizing the Quarantine Period in their Homes
In an effort to lessen the spread of the virus, people are being asked to stay in their homes. However, being in quarantine might lead to you feeling bored. You might be so used to spending your time outside that you’re at a loss of what to do during this time that you have to be at home. Don’t worry because you are definitely not alone. With all this free time, people are coming up with different ways to use up their days during the quarantine. Here are just some of them.
Talking to family
Now is the perfect time to catch up with family. With everyone cooped up at home, people are taking this opportunity to bond with their family and have deeper conversations. For those that are without, they are using services like Skype and Zoom to have face-to-face interactions.
Document your experience
We’re in a pretty unique time in history. This probably won’t happen again in quite a while. With you being stuck at home, you can still do something relevant to the pandemic and that’s to document what’s happening around you. Keep a journal or vlog and discuss everything and anything related to the virus from the social distancing that’s happening in your community to the items you’ve stocked in your home in preparation for the quarantine.
Planning the next holiday
Everyone cannot wait for this pandemic to be over. Because of that, people are planning their next vacations. Most of us used to take going outside for granted. Now, it’s more valuable than ever, especially for those who have always fantasized about going to their dream destination.
Most of us rely on the local repairman to maintain our home appliances for us. However, with everyone required to stay in their homes, there might be a chance that your repairman cannot make it on time to fix your broken washer. You can learn how to fix your own appliance with the help of good old YouTube. A home warranty can protect appliances but it’s still better that you know how to keep them in tip-top shape yourself so you don’t have to pay any added repair expense.
The business of everyday life can cause us to accumulate items we don’t really need. With all the free time you have available during quarantine, why not do some decluttering of your life. Begin with the physical things in your house. Dedicate a day for each room to sort things that you need and don’t need. You’ll have the option to throw them away or donate to the less fortunate.
Next is your digital life. Delete all the apps you don’t really need. Free up some space on your phone by transferring photos to an external hard drive. Evaluate your emails and unsubscribe from newsletters that are cluttering your inbox. Maybe consider unfollowing people on social media that don’t really interest you anymore.
Consume your existing content
You likely have a long reading or watching list just waiting to be consumed. Get around to those and dedicate a few hours each day reading or watching them. You’ll never get around to it during your regular schedule so you might as well do it now.
Update your skills and resume
Many people have lost their jobs due to this outbreak. If you’re one of them, you can still come out of this on top. There are plenty of learning materials online that you can utilize to gain new skills. Spend your free time acquiring new skills that can be helpful to your career. Then, update your resume and portfolio. By the time this pandemic is over, you can immediately send your resume for job listings that interest you.