Olivia Bush - Washington Article and Photography by Olivia Bush Issue 30 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
How to Stay Positive While in Quarantine By: Olivia Bush
Over the past weeks the government has recommended and, in some states, enforced all individuals to quarantine and stay inside as Covid 19, or the Corona Virus, sweeps across the United States. For many teenagers this can be a hard thing to do as our lives revolve around school, friends, and our social lives. As we have been stuck inside going on 1-2 weeks now, not sure when it will end it is becoming very difficult for us to not be with our friends. Many of us are struggling to stay positive as we go stir crazy inside our homes. During this tough time, we have to remember to stick by our families and be thankful. Be grateful that we have the technology to still stay in contact with our friends and be thankful that we aren't trapped in our homes by ourselves because we have our wonderful family surrounding us! If remembering this hasn't helped, I have also included a list of 10 activities you can do to pass the time while you are in quarantine!
1. Many professional sports games and events have been canceled around the world, and the country. To make up for this the NBA and NFL have offered free month-long trials to their subscription-based products so you can rewatch games and trials for free while sports are off the air. 2. Many museums are allowing you to take a complete virtual tour on their websites because you cannot visit them in person at this time 3. Many hospitals and doctors’ offices are having shortages of face masks. Online there are many resources that show you how to hand sew them and donate them to your local area. 4. Since you are inside with your family, ask them to tell you stories about when they were younger, look through photo albums, and watch old home videos. 5. JOURNAL! An event like this has not happened since the Spanish flu since 1917. Keep a daily journal with news updates, newspaper clippings, and summaries of what you did each day so you can look back on it and pass it down to your family. 6. Play board games and put together a puzzle! These are activities that you may not get to do every day and should take advantage of it. 7. Read a book! Whether it’s a self-help book or a biography, or just one that's been shoved under your bed for a year get immersed in a new story. 8. Clean your room and closet. I know we always say we will clean out our closet, dresser, and whole room eventually but now is the perfect time! Start your spring cleaning early! 9. Look for shopping deals online! Many companies are offering online deals since their stores have had to temporarily close. This is the perfect time to go shopping for a new wardrobe. 10. Lastly, binge watch a new tv show on Netflix, this can keep you entertained for many hours out of this quarantine!
I hope that this helped and remember to stay positive! This Quarantine won't last forever!