In many countries, government are placing policies around traveling, working remotely or even leaving your home. While Wuhan was the first place suffering this new type of restrictions, people around the world are increasingly being temporarily forced to stay at home. Being myself one of the people subject to one of these policies, here is a list of things that you can do to enjoy your coronavirus quarantine (AKA: mandatory staycation):
- Play Oculus Quest – VR (virtual reality) doesn’t know about physical boundaries, so this can be your perfect tool during a quarantine. Sometimes I start playing Beat Saber and I can’t stop until the headset shuts down because it needs to be recharged.
- Boardgames are always my go-to option when it comes up to get quarantined with friends: Exploding Kittens, Cards Against Humanity, Dixit, and Ticket to Ride are among my favorites. Well, actually Munchkin is my favorite, but you don’t want to spend a quarantine surrounded by people who you just betrayed at Munchkin, do you?
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- If you are a coffee hipster like me, and bringing a barista home is not an option, what about learning how to prepare delicious lattes at home with a proper coffee machine?
@morgandrinkscoffeeLatte art tutorial: slow heart ##latteart ##barista ##foryoupage ##foryou ##fyp♬ original sound – morgandrinkscoffee
- If you want to communicate with your family and friends, specially if you are abroad, Portal or any other personal VC device is your best friend. I have been using it for the last year and it shortens the distance between Singapore (where I currently live) and Spain (where my family lives).
- Maybe it’s time for you to find a pet companion and set a fish tank in your living room – Some people have decided to go even a step further and set up a fishing pool.
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- Are you a runner? One of the main issues with quarantines is that law enforcement agents probably won’t be amused if you decide going out for a run. In order to avoid losing your shape and start training for your next marathon, a home threadmill is always a great idea. It may be though but this inspirational video had me going for years:
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😝 “I did threeeee!” Lol I’m so proud of myself for this because I used to be so terrified of doing anything upside down for sooooo long and really didn’t have a ton of upper body strength. 🤸🏽♀️ 🖤Building strength over the years became an accomplishment, but this brought a whole new challenge of body control and strength, and I want moreeeeee!! 🖤Thankfully I work with the best coaches @stephencheuk, @johnnyfonz, and @andrewmitchellfitness to keep getting me better! 🙏🏽 🥳: @vitru_la / @s10training
- Because access to food may get a bit challenging, what about getting yourself a smart garden? Probably you won’t survive out of it but it will definitely improve your green finger skills!
- Do you enjoy watching movies and TV shows like me? Do you have a white wall somewhere in your apartment? I bought almost five years ago this Optoma short throw projector that only needs 2,5 meters from a wall to fully cover it, and it’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever done. I am sure there are better projectors out there, but the lamp of this one keeps working!
- Depending on where your quarantine is taking place, your access to light may be limited and, believe it or not, that is one of the things that most negatively impact people’s mood (specially if you suffer meteoropathy). Back in Ireland, where I used to live, we ended up buying a 10,000 lux therapy lamp that comes really handy in this type of situation.
- And of course, what would a quarantine be without a proper reading list? This are is my top-6 favorite books that I’ve read in the last 18 months: A Fortuner-Teller Told Me, The Moscow Rules, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-up, A Gentleman in Moscow, Never Split the Difference and The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and my Fight Against the Islamic State.
What are YOUR ideas for a coronavirus quarantine-pocalypse?
For our Part II on How to Spend your time during your coronavirus quarantine, please check here.