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In many countries, citizens face different kinds of quarantine guidelines in their cities or areas. Here in the Philippines, we are on Enhanced Community Quarantine for the whole of Luzon. However, most people call it “lockdown.” One thing’s for sure, following the guidelines help you stay safe and away from the pandemic. Before this goes on, let us help you stay sane this quarantine period as it can be detrimental to your overall wellness.
But first, how are you doing this quarantine? Are you still okay?
What activities can you do during this COVID19 community quarantine?
One of the best things about this quarantine, you stay home with your pets, friends, and family. However, for some, this is quite a challenging time since they spend it away from their loved ones. Others do it by choice since they could potentially be carriers and are asymptomatic. They reduce the risk of spreading the virus by just staying where they are. However, one thing to do — check on them also! Their mental health may decline due to the isolation that is currently happening. A message keeps that frown away.
Here are some activities that you can do during this COVID19 community quarantine.
1. Binge-watch series or movies
Tune in on Netflix or your preferred streaming platform. If you’re in Asia and want to watch some Asian flicks, you can try using iFlix. This is the time to catch up on the pending series or movies that you have been delaying because of work, school, and other things. Even if you are working from the comfort of your home, you can play your series on the television or even while working.
Not only it will keep you sane, but it will also entertain you. Especially some channels are back with reruns of their shows.
Right now, I’m catching up with Community, Pride and Prejudice (KR) which are both on Netflix.
2. Learn something new this COVID19 community quarantine
If you like learning something new, there are a lot of free online classes that can help you acquire a new skill. This quarantine period helps you discover new skills that you have been wanting to learn but could not.
If you wanted to learn how to start with your creative journey, there are online workshops that you can take that teach you how to paint, illustrate and many more!
You can try browsing Skillshare, Udemy, Shaw Academy and other platforms where you could learn. Other artists and creatives go live on their respective social accounts and share their talents to teach others as well.
Right now, I’m onto learning more about writing and business. If you have any recommendations, I’d be happy to receive them!
3. Read the books that have been gathering dust in your bookshelves
Personally, I have books that continue to gather dust as I have not read them yet. They continue to stay on my shelves and gather dust up to date. So, one of the activities that you can do is to get those books one by one and read them.
Make sure, you create something to track the books that you read. Moreover, you can share your key takeaways from the book and share it with your friends. Inspire them to read also as we’ve slowly moved to become more digital and forget the importance and pleasure that hardbound and softbound books give us.
Don’t you just love smelling your books?
Well, here are some books that I would suggest reading:
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
- Unf*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop
- Everything is F*cked by Mark Manson
These are my top picks for this quarter! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.
So, what are you waiting for? Do something exciting and productive in this COVID19 community quarantine period!
First posted on Medium.