The COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of people into isolation. Many nations around the world implemented social restrictions, including quarantine regulations.
Staying in quarantine is especially difficult for international students. Some were compelled to return home. Others remain locked inside their dorms and flats.
Despite the positive recent improvements, other regions still mandate their people into quarantine. Many international students still experience this too.
If you’re stuck in quarantine, you need to find productive things to do to maintain your health. Try out these six productive activities while in quarantine:
Connect With Friends and Family
Human connection is essential for our social well-being. Even simple communication can help us survive a tough day.
During quarantine, most students have little chance to connect with their loved ones. This often results in extreme loneliness leading to depressive episodes.
It’s vital to keep connected with people that matter to us. Simple FaceTime calls and daily chats bring big developments. It’s crucial to find support from friends and family while in quarantine.
Reinvent Your Health Routine
If you have the luxury of time in your hands, use it to reinvent your lifestyle. Staying healthy indeed is a privilege not a lot of us have. But if you do, take advantage of this opportunity.
Staying healthy is essential while there’s still the threat of a health crisis. You can find new ways to exercise and start a healthy diet.
Create a New Study Schedule
If you’ve been having trouble with your studies pre-COVID, it’s time to change things up. You can create a new study schedule that’s fitting to your needs.
Studying can be difficult while you worry about other things. So it’s best to keep your schedule realistic and without much pressure.
Join Online Events
You can still socialize while in quarantine. Many virtual events take place here and there for students to enjoy.
You can book virtual concerts or join online discussions on Zoom. There are also virtual tours to special sites such as museums.
Learn New Skills and Hobbies
Have you wanted to learn to play the guitar but never had the time? Want to try a new dish but can’t fit cooking lessons into your schedule?
While in quarantine, you can build new skills and discover more hobbies. You can pick up something new or improve some of your existing talents.
Find New Ways To Relax and Rest
Productivity isn’t all about keeping you active all the time. It’s concerned with finding a space for you to rest too.
Relaxing is necessary to truly enjoy your time during quarantine. It also refreshes your mind to start a new day.
Remember, there’s nothing wrong with not being productive while we are in hard times. Don’t forget to take care of yourself for yourself and the people you love.
Still in quarantine as an international student? Find more tips on how to get by, enjoy, and study during these times here at MSM Unify.