Some Ideas on How to Survive the Quarantine

Suzy Lalancette, staff writer

Throughout the past month or so, everyone’s been dealing with a lot. With the spread of Covid-19, there has been a lot of stress and tension in the air. People have started to get antsy in their homes and have been ready to get back to work. 

Everyone is dealing with this differently. Some people have gone to physical work and cleaning up their house, while other people have gotten creative. No matter what you do to pass the time, I’ve found that keeping your mind off of the virus isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it’s the best thing to do. 

If you’re feeling creative, try drawing or painting. It’s a great stress reliever, and getting feelings out through art is a good way to cope. Another thing you can do is to create masks.

Using strips of cloth and elastic is a great way to sew together a mask, and you can use colorful cloth to make designs. Donating these to the local Red Cross center or hospital, or handing them out to neighbors would be a really nice thing to do. 

If you’re feeling like you want to get up and do something, take a walk or ride your bike. Make sure to stay at least 6 feet away from others, though. Also try to help out around the house often. Physically working releases endorphins, which makes you feel better. 

Gardening or planting trees can help you feel peaceful and happy, and can take your mind off of everything. Spending time with family is also a good way to relieve stress. Just talking about everything together, playing board games or video games together, or even just watching a movie together can make a huge difference. The rest of your family will be happy to see you, so don’t just stay holed up in your room for the entire day. 

Another thing- don’t let work or school consume you. It’s okay to take a break every so often to make sure you don’t feel overloaded. Don’t eat while working, as it’ll stress you out more and make you feel like you have to be working all the time. 

I really hope these tips help you have a healthy life while in quarantine, and just remember. We can all get through this as long as we’re together. It’ll all be okay in the end.