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8 Best Ways To Make Good Use Of Time In Quarantine!

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Concerts are being postponed, sporting events have an uncertain future, schools/colleges/universities – all are being closed down. Meanwhile, workers around the globe have either been laid off or told to work from home. The situation is unprecedented and would have sounded impossible just a few months ago. Still, here we are due to the CORONA VIRUS!

For the first time in history, people are being asked to stay at home to play their part in combatting a global emergency

That’s right: Even if you have a mild fever or got a bit close to someone who has COVID – 19, you need to self-quarantine. The need to remain inside to protect yourself and the others in your respective community; and to help “flatten the curve,” giving rise to boredom and futility.

Therefore, if you are wondering what to do while you stay indoors, we have compiled 8 suggestions to help you make the most of your time in Quarantine, no matter how long it lasts.

Responsibilities

Get your taxes ready

This should serve as a golden opportunity for you to get your taxes in order and know where you stand financially.

Check up on distant relatives

When was the last time you checked up on aunt Emma, who lives in another state? We all like to avoid talking to distant or estranged relatives, especially old people since that can take up a lot of time. But, you shouldn’t procrastinate anymore and patch up with any relatives you cut off owing to a minor disagreement or simply lack time.

Fix Your Home

The more time you spend at home, the more you will notice the work that needs to be done. Now, with all the extra time at your hands, you can get on with everything that fell victim to your procrastination.

Remember the lightbulb in the hallway that stopped working months ago? Or better yet, the plumbing in the basement that needs a fix? Now is the time to test your handyman skills and get on with fixing it.

Fun Things To Do

Start your own YouTube Channel

If you ever wanted to showcase your skills, do comedy, review stuff, talk about gaming or simply rant about things that bother you the most via a YouTube channel, now is the time to do it and see how it goes.

Do karaoke

No need to be embarrassed as no one’s watching, sing your heart out and awaken your inner Elvis Presley. So go ahead, unleash your inner talent. It’s not like the world is watching. We bet they probably want to do the same.

Binge Watching

It might be time to begin binge-watching Pirates of the Caribbean or the Fast & the Furious series on Netflix, just like you said you would. Perhaps, the many renditions of James Bond 007 over the decades could also give you a thing to do for a week, at least.

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Learning/Education/Skills

Get enrolled in a MOOC

There is an abundance of MOOCS (massive open online courses) available for free. Udemy, Coursera, eDx, and many other excellent online platforms have a wide range of Ivy League courses available, ranging from Business to Programming and Humanities. All you need to do is, pick your poison and get started!

Moreover, if you want to know a language other than English, you can get started with Foreign language courses are available at Duolingo. These online courses – most of whom come with a certificate that can make a great addition to your CV; present an excellent opportunity for you to pick up on something you have been meaning to learn but couldn’t due to time constraints. If not now, then when?

Learn to Cook

Better Homes & Gardens and BBC have a myriad of online videos that teach you how to cook dishes from around the world.

Final Thoughts

Staying home for an indefinite period may prove to be challenging, but presents a challenge we can overcome together by utilizing the internet to it’s fullest potential. There is an unending list of things you can do to remain productive and make the best of this time.

Just remember, you need to exercise the highest standards of hygiene and employ other measures as advised by the experts.

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