What Can You do During Quarantine?

From sports to just hanging out with friends, many enjoyable activities have been canceled because of the novel coronavirus, however doing things with one’s family may be stressful or just infeasible for some, so this article will try to gather a list of enjoyable things to do during quarantine.

Many people like video games, but not everyone has the means to buy new ones, so instead, you could work towards 100% completion or some other goal in the game for something to spend your time on. Many YouTube channels have been doing “coinless” or other arbitrary challenges in their favorite games to give things a new spin. Don’t necessarily count older games out!

If you’ve wanted to pick up an instrument, now might be the time! Jackson (‘24) has picked up a bass guitar recently and says “It’s a lot of fun to do something new with old skills.” Personally, I’ve played the trumpet for years, but over quarantine I got a good deal on a cornet, so I’ve been trying that out too, and I completely agree with what Jack said.

If you have a bike, you might want to get in some riding before it’s too cold to do so! Biking can be a good exercise, and you can do it at your own speed, allowing many different people to do it. Even if you don’t have a bike of your own, you may be able to borrow one from a family member, so be sure to check around.

Ashley (‘21, Lane Tech) says that she has made new friends online during quarantine, and gotten closer with existing friends. “I feel like there are people I wouldn’t have become close friends with if quarantine didn’t happen.” Even if you can’t meet in person, you can still call or message your friends online, making the internet even more central to our lives, for better or for worse.

Finally, you could work on old projects. I know that myself and others have tendencies to start a project and then drop it if we see something new and eye-catching, but with all the extra free time you get being at home 24/7, you could probably make progress on your old passion projects that you never quite developed. Mary (‘21) has said “I did it once but I didn’t really have the level of control I do now” about an unusual art style they wanted to try, so with enough dedication over time, you could also get to a point where you’re confident in your art, no matter the medium.

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What Can You do During Quarantine?