Quarantine is a term coined in middle ages to procure against plagues because the medicinal solutions were not advance at that time. Corona is a first pandemic that has revived this term for the whole world, sadly saying it gives a normal person, a feel of jail. Quarantine is the only solution to this pandemic unless and until the vaccine against corona comes in market. Due to disturbance in normal work routine, a lot of people think about being lazy and have found this time quite soothing to relax out of busy schedule. While the fear of outbreak of corona sometimes overpower and may even lead to worst concepts like the world is ending. Frankly saying, the world is not at that serious verge; but it can be if you quit your quarantine. Quarantine is a formalized vicinity in hospitals in which patients are kept in isolation, but self-quarantine is a precautionary measure to stay safe from misery. Staying home is a safe option but living like a sluggish sloth because you do not have deadlines any more is also fatal.
So here in this article we are going to explore the ways to make our self-quarantine super productive as well as full of fun.
In our lives, no matter how much effort we put in, we always have a to do list. So, quarantine is a best time to finish of the pending tasks by staying at home like laundry, an old assignment, writing of a review paper, repairing of accessories, finishing paint on a wall etc.
Create The BondingIn our busy schedules of study or work, we often forget our family and roommates. Quarantine is giving you an opportunity to talk and refresh the bonding. Ask your partner to tell you about likes and dislikes. Learn to live in harmony. It’s a high time to carve love out of the misery. On a realistic note, people are finding this time quite tricky to live with their opposites under a same roof for 24/7. But, it is the finest time to resolve the conflicts and accept the difference in opinions.
It is Parenting TimeMany parents are considering this time quite unbearable because their sweet kids are increasing their work load at home like the pressure of cleaning home again and again. because of robotic life style of kids like school, tuitions eat and sleep cycle, parents often do not get time to get emotionally involve with kids which eventually takes to minor conflict of choices. So, it is a high time to be emotionally involve with your kid and listen to their stories so that you can give them pieces of advice enwrapped in sweetness instead of scolding.
Call Your Old DuddiesLife was a race in past few years. We all have gone through a marathon that our old buddies are left behind in time of their own progression. Let’s utilize this quarantine to catch up with our old buddies like of school, college or university friends, and even old colleagues, or you can choose a cousin friend too. Cellular phones are epic tools of social distancing.
Do Some Ecofriendly WorkPractical life is full of socialization and monetary gains, it has very little corner for environment. Quarantine is a period that is giving you a chance to reunite with nature. Wake up early for watering plants, feed the birds and animals. And if you are an already ecocentric one, you can go for learning out new ways of composting or making recycled items out of recyclables. You can also learn how to reduce waste as well as your carbon foot prints?
It is a Skill-Building TimeWell we all want to succeed in life but sometimes we ruin the opportunities because of shortage of time. You can utilize your quarantine in typing letters or making your portfolio for a better job or even for higher studies. You can go for some online courses and develop your skills.
Get Yourself OrganizeFrom your closet to your work space, decluttering and organization is necessary for a better start. Manage your daily routine just as you want to be ideally like keeping up time management with respect to exercise, diet and spiritual awakening. Use this quarantine to declutter your mind about all the negative stuff and negative influence.
Movies or BooksLastly, it’s your choice which mode of entertainment you want to choose. Binge watch or binge read as it is your time, entertain yourself well. Just be careful that this quarantine is temporary, and you are not letting yourself be addicted to such luxury.
For those who are working from home, it is not as easy as it seems as the home environment not always correspond to work environment. But that is what self-quarantine is teaching you 😊
Stay home and be safe. Follow all the precautionary measures to keep yourself safe from corona.
by: Kainat Rao