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How To Stay Sane During The Coronavirus Outbreak

DancerDancer Community Champion Posts: 7,783 Master Poster
edited December 2022 in Health & Wellbeing
It is everywhere on the news. You can't escape from it. Schools are closing for most students. Cinemas are closing. Some shops and sports clubs are closing. It seems like there is nothing to do except revise and binge watch Netflix. How are you supposed to stay sane and not turn into a couch potato? 

I have been thinking of a list of things to do whilst you are stuck at home  (either self isolating, online school or lockdown.)

1. Walk your dog (or just go for a walk) as long as you are not on lockdown and you are not ill.
2. Watch some workout videos on YouTube and do some workouts either in your room, the living room or the garden if you are housebound.
3. Go to the gym if you can go out.
4. Revise (yes it is boring but at least you won't be too far behind when school or college or university eventually opens again)
5. Watch YouTube.
6. Watch films  
7. Read a book  (remember those?)
8. Video call your friends and family.
9. Check in with elderly or vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours. 
10. Write a story.
11. Catch up on the much needed sleep you owe yourself as you no longer have to wake up really early for school.
12. Rest if you are ill.
13. Play board games or games online. 

If anyone else has any ideas feel free to comment them down below. 
"There's a part of me I can't get back. A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same." ~ Demi Lovato
"The way that I have found the light in my life is through the expressive arts because I know that I will be accepted for the way I am." ~ Me
"I'm going to get strong again and see you soon. " ~ Anonymous 
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  • ThePigeonsThePigeons Posts: 199 Trailblazer
    1. Clean your room/house
    2. Tidy up and sort things out
    3. Learn a new language
    4. Paint the house
    5. Redecorate
    6. Make some new outfit combos
    7. Break-in new shoes
    8. Do laundry
    9. Do some DIYs
    10. Dance
    11. Cook new recipes
    12. Bake cookies or other goodness
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  • independent_independent_ Community Champion Posts: 8,614 Legendary Poster
    Thank you for this!

    Believe it or not, daytime TV does pass the time and can be informative - especially if you’re home alone and really bored and lonely like I’ve been.

    That’s only if you don’t mind hearing about it though.
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
  • HarryTHarryT Community Manager Posts: 320 The Mix Regular
    Hey everyone,

    I hope you're all keeping well! Just another suggestion of something that you could do to help pass the time. The Scouts have just launched a section on their website called 'The Great Indoors' full of exciting challenges you can complete from your own home. Here's the link: https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

    Take good care folks. This will pass. 💛
    Hello amazing human (yes, that's YOU). I wish that you could see the amazing person who I see within you  ✨
  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling Posts: 487 Listening Ear
    Great idea @Kasa2103

    I've been keeping myself occupied by getting stuck in with my online degree with the OU, playing Animal Crossing and binge-watching the Real Housewives :# 
  • DancerDancer Community Champion Posts: 7,783 Master Poster
    14. Learn sign language
    15. Make new TikTok dances or songs. 
    16. Make a new song.
    17. Write a poem.
    18. Finish any homework.
    19. Contribute something to the community newsletter.
    "There's a part of me I can't get back. A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same." ~ Demi Lovato
    "The way that I have found the light in my life is through the expressive arts because I know that I will be accepted for the way I am." ~ Me
    "I'm going to get strong again and see you soon. " ~ Anonymous 
  • SienaSiena Posts: 15,493 Skive's The Limit
    Give support to someone on here <3
    “And when they look at you, they won't see everything you've been through. They won't see the **** that turned to scars that began to fade with time. They won't see the heartbreaking things that shook up and changed your entire world. They won't know how many tears you cried or even what it was you were crying about. They won't see how strong you had to be because you had no other choice. What they will see though is how compassionate you are because you experienced pain. What they will see is how kind you are because you experienced how cruel the world is. What they will see is how good you are because you've seen how bad things or people can be. The difference between you and your experiences are who you choose to be, despite everything that could have turned you cold and unkind.You are the good the world needs and the best of us.” ~ Kirsten Corley
  • LaineLaine Deactivated Posts: 2,762 Boards Guru
    * Take random quizzes

    * Do some workouts

    * Watch some live streams from zoo's or nasa

    * Take a nice walk(you can still go out for one form of exercise if you are lucky enough to have a nice park or forest nearby nature is helpful)

    * Get plenty of fresh air in the garden or open windows

    * Enjoy some board games or card games if you have any

    * I've seen a "cocktail hour" going around where you call friends and have a drink, you can replace with cuppa hour for a nice tea and chat if you prefer (skype or microsoft teams)

    * Play games

    *colour in

    *write stories if you're creative 

    *binge watch your fav shows, i have friday night dinner going right now :)

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
  • Lucy307Lucy307 Posts: 1,171 Wise Owl
    Download animal crossing app  =) or a game you might enjoy! It's been helping me not check social media on my phone! DISTANCE from social media is a massive one!!
    Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend
  • LaineLaine Deactivated Posts: 2,762 Boards Guru
    Get a jar or bag of any sort.

    Write down everything you think of or want to do but cannot get done right now.
    And put it in the bag.

    Once this has gone away you will be able to open the bag or jar and pick something at random to do (get a Costa, go beach ect)

    Likewise you can also write down things you wanted to do but never had time for and do those things now :) 

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
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