How to Stay Productive during Quarantine

Because self-quarantining is highly encouraged due to the global pandemic, it is crucial that we take advantage of the free time that is presented to us. This could be a time to work on ourselves and take on the opportunities that we have always wanted to do, especially since there is a warning that there may be a second wave coming soon. Therefore, here are a list of things to do that may be beneficial towards your health. 

1. Take an online course for free

Enroll and take a new course at any of the universities listed down below. Take advantage of the free classes that these colleges are offering. 

- Stanford University is offering free courses online with a variety of subjects to choose from. Link here: https://online.stanford.edu/free-courses

- The Open University has great options to choose from as well. Link here: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue

2. Exercise and get a new workout routine

Getting daily exercise is key to staying healthy and keeping your body in check since it is always easier to be tempted to sit in front of the TV. There are plenty of websites that offer at home workout programs to help you stay active throughout quarantine. Here are some links below to help you get started! 

https://www.freetrainers.com/exercise/workout/workout_home/

https://makeyourbodywork.com/how-to-exercise-at-home/

3. Catch up with some friends and family, virtually

In our generation, we are presented with multiple opportunities to talk to others through a screen. Because we are given more time now that many of us have the opportunity to work or do school from home, we should take advantage and check up on loved ones. 

4. Try a new art project 

There are so many new art trends that are hitting social media nowadays. A new trend is "Paint by Numbers" where you can order from many different websites that offer a painting with numbers. Each number comes with a different color that you paint and once finished, it looks like an art piece! There is a link below to purchase some. 

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Arts-Crafts-Sewing-Adults-Paint-Number-Kits/zgbs/arts-crafts/7756212011

5. Read a new book or series

Reading is one of the best ways to increase mental stimulation. There are a lot of new books and series coming out. A lot of individuals complain that they used to love reading as a kid but do not have the time to do so because of school or work. However, with the extra time given, now would be a great time to start. 

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