Activities to keep busy during quaratine
Over the past few weeks, people have been telling me how stir crazy they are getting after being cooped up in the house for days. Being visually impaired with limited transportation, this is nothing new to me. I've survived 21 years relying on others to get me where I need to go, so a month-long quarantine doesn't seem that different from everyday life for me. I take 1-2 trips to Walmart per month and the rest I order from Amazon or other delivery services. It also doesn't help that I am very light sensitive and burn very easily out in the sun.
Here are some things I have been doing inside to stay sane during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Work on your to-do list. Clean your bathroom, mow the lawn — do the chores you've been putting off for a while that you've told yourself you didn't have time for. Now you do, so get to it.
2. Call your loved ones. They are probably just as lonely as you are, and would love to hear from you. Hard times bring people closer together.
3. Play video games. I've beaten both Persona 5 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons already over the past three weeks. Depending on the game, it can be a good form of stress relief and can improve your coordination.
4. Pick up a hobby. Learn to sew, play an instrument, work on art — find a new way to express yourself.
5. Do some stretches or take a walk around the block. As long as you maintain social distancing, walking and exercising are a safe way to burn off excess energy. I hate walking alone, so my fiancé walks with me and my dog guide. We talk about our wants and frustrations -— it's a great therapy session for me.
Don't be confined to this list either — find activiti4es that make you feel happy or productive.