Whether you’ve recently travelled, have come into contact with someone who has symptoms, have symptoms yourself or are living with someone with symptoms, self-isolation is now been recommend. Although 14 days may not seem like a long time, when you’re confined to your home it can seem like a lot longer. You’re going to want some ways to keep yourself entertained, keep yourself sharp and focused.
Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can do this:
Work From Home
If you’re feeling unwell then you will most likely be resting, however, if you’re self-isolating for precautionary measures you are more than likely still able to work just not at the office. Not everyone is able to work from home but if you are then you should. Set yourself up with a temporary working space, and try to stick to your daily routine as you would if you were going to work. This is going to make time go a lot quicker and you’ll feel less isolated from your usual life.
Complete Some Housework
What better time to get ahead with spring cleaning than self-isolation? You’re at home anyway and can’t go out so it gives you plenty of time to complete the housework that might not usually be able to find the time to do. Start to organise and get things ready to donate to charity and then give your home a deep clean. Not only will it be therapeutic but it will also help to eliminate any germs or bacteria lingering.
Play Online Games
If you just want to chill during your self-isolation that is absolutely fine! With so many people worrying and stressing over the current situation, no one would blame you for using your self-isolation time to relax and do something to take your mind away from it all. Playing online games is a great way to do this, whether it’s a favourite game, an online casino or online puzzles choose something that you enjoy and allow yourself some time to chill.
Play Board Games
If you are self-isolating with other people why not go down the traditional route and play some board games. It will help pass the time for all of you, bring you together and it’s a fantastic way of reminding yourself that you’re not alone in this. If you play games like scrabble you may even find that you learn a thing or two.
Do Home Exercise
Self-isolation means that you’re naturally going to be less active than if you were to be going out and about so it’s not only important to makes sure you get some exercise done at home it will help to release endorphins to help keep you positive. Why not think about having a dance around to your favourite songs, if you have any equipment at home dig it out, or have a look at some home exercise routines that you can find an abundance of online.
Remember that self-isolation doesn’t need to mean that you are cut off from everyone that you care bout and it doesn’t mean you need to be bored. Doing some of these activities can you keep your wits about but also don’t forget to speak to family and friends online or on skype.
Do you have anything else that could be added to list? Please share your ideas in the comments below.