Top 7 Ways People Are Passing the Time in Quarantine
Has quarantine gotten the best of you yet?
I know it's hard, but it's still the best thing we can do to ensure our safety and the safety of our loved ones. With the quarantine lingering on a lot longer than we all thought, feelings of anxiety and depression are starting to impress themselves onto people at increasingly high rates.
The best thing you can do to avoid feeling overwhelmed is to keep yourself busy and practice some sort of method of self-care every single day. With the kids running around combined with the demands that accompany running a household, carving out time to do something just for you is easier said than done.
A new survey championed by CBDistillery highlighted the most popular ways people are coping with the stress from the coronavirus. The conclusions are pretty obvious.
52% of people surveyed have said that exercising has become an essential part of their daily routine. Of course, some have an easier time working out at home then others. That's not even to say that those who aren't working out at home aren't avid gym-goers under normal circumstances.
Working out at home takes a solid mindset and strict dedication. If you do commit to adding some sort of physical exertion to your daily routine, it's highly unlikely you'll regret it.
No surprise there.
People are watching TV in record numbers compared to prior to the coronavirus outbreak. This can be a mind-numbing activity, but it gets old after a while. Also, some people don't have the patience to binge-watch anything else at this point.
A silver lining of positivity as a result of all this is the increase in sleep many people have reported to getting. Our lives normally don't have a pause button, but the quarantine is now allowing for people to catch up on hours upon hours of sleep they weren't getting before.
Whether you sit in silence, engage in breathing exercises, or pray, any form of meditation practiced during this time is only going to serve as a personal benefit.
Happy hours have gone virtual! So many people are meeting with family and friends via various video chat apps like Zoom and Houseparty to share a beer, glass of wine, or cocktail at the end of the day.
Honestly, you've earned it. Enjoy.
Another positive outcome of our time in quarantine is the amount of time we're able to spend with our immediate family. This has led to families actually spending quality time together like playing games with each other or running around outside with one another.
This is an interesting fact. 30% of people have reported an increase in the frequency they communicate with other family members and friends. Let's face it -- under normal circumstances, we might not reach out to our loved ones for MONTHS because we're so busy. With all this extra time on our hands, it's allowed us to reconnect with one another and reaffirm bonds that may have otherwise continued to dwindle.