5 Productive Things to Do in Quarantine
If you are among the millions of people staying at home, you may find yourself getting tired of the monotonous nature of life in quarantine. Let’s say for several weeks, you’ve been able to sleep in late, binge-watch all the shows you never got around to and eat all your quarantine snacks, what now? How long can you simply wake-up and go through the motions before you drive yourself mad? Don’t worry, that does not have to happen.
Here are five productive things you can do while in quarantine:
Learn a New Skill
Remember when you told yourself you’d learn Spanish last year? Or what about your New Year’s Resolution to finally take up Graphic Design? Well, you are no longer working, your kids are safe at home, and there are a ton of free ways for you to startlearning. So, what’s stopping you now? Learning a new skill is beneficial in several ways:
- It helps you become a well-rounded person and makes you more interesting.
- It can make you more marketable.
- It beats being bored to death.
Platforms like Duolingo, LinkedIn Learning, Khan Academy,
and YouTube are great platforms for a wide variety offeree content to learn everything from new languages to coding and more.
Exercise and Meditate
You may be secretly grateful that gyms are considered “non-essential businesses” and have thus shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. But let’s not fool yourself, you don’t need gym equipment to keep yourself physically and mentally in shape. Brush off that old yoga mat you have and start stretching daily. Use this time in solitude to practice meditation. This can help you:
- Reduce stress
- Promote emotional health
Also, start exercising! If you’re like us, you may have no idea where to start, but that is why the internet exists. Check out Lifehack’s At Home Beginner Exercises or YouTube for countless exercise ideas.
You know that hole in the wall that you’ve been meaning to patch up for a while now? What about the stacks of boxes in thegarage that you’ve been planning to sort through? Well, just a reminder that you have A LOT of free time on your hands andmaybe nothing better to do. When this all blows over, you’ll be happy that you finally got around to those projects when you had the time.
Spend Quality Time with Family
Perhaps the best thing about being in quarantine is the chance you’re getting to finally spend time with your family. This period may just show you how little quality time you’ve been spending during your normal busy schedule, bustling with work and other activities. While sitting around the living room TV and watching movies together is nice, try to do things that allow you to actually bond with your family. Some suggestions include:
- Eat together and listen to each other
- Have family game nights
- Work on a DIY project together
Start an Online Business
So, you’ve spent time with the family, you’ve done a DIY project or two, you’ve exercised and meditated, and you’ve learned a new skill. Great! All of these are excellent ways to stay productive during the quarantine, but what’s more productive than working? At the end of the day, you have to stay afloat while away from your usual paying job. There are many online businesses and freelance work you can start. Some include:
- Blogging and Social Media Management
- Web and App Development
- Data Entry and Research
- Text-Processing and Transcription
- Proofreading and Editing
All of these tasks can be found at Hire Me Center, the largest platform of all freelance services. Hire Me enables you to browse a wide selection of services and projects needed so you can select a project that best fits your skills and interests. With Hire Me, you have control over how and when you can be productive from the comfort of your home. Prices for services can range from $15 an hour to $250 per project. Use your time wisely and check out Hire Me today. You have nothing to lose, but so much to gain.
Author, Davinia Osborne.