Running Out Of Things To Do While Quarantined? Here Are Some Helpful Things That Are Keeping Me Sane
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Running Out Of Things To Do While Quarantined? Here Are Some Helpful Things That Are Keeping Me Sane

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Running Out Of Things To Do While Quarantined? Here Are Some Helpful Things That Are Keeping Me Sane
Colleen Finney

I really didn't want to write anything relating to this virus, but it seems like being quarantined is going to be our "normal" for the next few weeks. I still want to bring you guys positive content. I think we're getting to the point where we're driving our own selves crazy while stuck at home and our mental health is starting to be affected by all of this. I want to start out by saying you're not alone. I know this has been said numerous times, even by celebrities, but it's true. There are days when I get right of bed in the morning, I actually get ready for the day and I'm super productive. Then there are days I don't change out of my pj's, I lay in bed and watch Netflix or TikTok and I'm extremely unmotivated. I know that is something we can all relate to so, here are some new and old things I have found to keep me sane during this time.

The first thing is drawing or painting. I used to draw a lot in high school, but somewhere along the way writing took over my creative juices and I picked up a pen instead of a paintbrush. I decided to download an app called ProCreate on my IPad the other day and I haven't been able to put it down. The art you can create on this app is amazing. It has every brush, pen, charcoal pencil or texture imaginable. Luckily there are a ton of tutorials on YouTube because you could literally draw anything imaginable. It's been a good outlet for me when I'm feeling overwhelmed or anxious with everything going on and I don't want to write. Of course a simple pencil and paper or paintbrush and canvas are always a good choice as well.

My second discovery has been on Pinterest. You can use this time to find ideas or crafts you want to do in the future or even right now if you can get it delivered to your door. You can come up with home improvement ideas to do over the summer or how to rearrange or decorate literally every room in your house. You can pin what you want your dream house to look like or even your wedding. I think it's important that we plan things for a normal future right now so we don't go completely insane. We have to go back to a normal routine at some point, this way you'll be prepared with a nice to-do list of tasks.

The third thing is astrology. Zodiac signs and horoscopes have always fascinated me and there's always more to learn about it. Our traits and personalities are the way they are because of when we were born, that's so cool. I'm so fascinated by it that I've decided to learn how to read tarot cards. Catch me doing readings near you soon! I'm not saying you have to pick up a weird hobby like I am but try learning something new or something you've always wanted to learn but never had the time for. If nothing interests you, then become an expert on something you already love and know about. We literally have all the information we need on our phones or laptops, use it to your advantage.

The fourth and final thing I have found helpful right now is meditating. I used to meditate a lot, especially when I was going through my depression but I slowly faded it out because I felt like I didn't need it anymore. There are literally so many apps and guided meditations on YouTube for anything and everything you may be feeling or having a problem with. It has helped me to feel grounded and like I still have control of my life during this time. A super relaxing thing I have found is singing bowls. Just YouTube it and trust me, I fall asleep listening to them all the time!

I think an important thing to do right now is to keep ourselves busy. Try making a to-do list with three things on it every day. At least that way you will feel productive and accomplished for something and by the end of the week, you will have crossed off 21 tasks. I promise there is so much more to do right now than home workouts and playing video games.

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