OK, so we entered hell. But lucky for us, it’s a temporary one. All we need to do now is minimizing the risk. We’re talking about a worldwide Netflix and chill session that’s going last for some weeks or so. Think you can do it? We mean, you’ve been doing it for years voluntarily so we don’t see a problem. Months from now, if we’re lucky, the extreme measures being taken now to limit the spread of COVID 19 may seem like they were an overreaction because relatively few people died.
And that’s the very point. That’s why we’re doing it.
While you are all in this thing called self-quarantine (the sci-fi movie fans are having wet dreams about that for a long time, trust us), we want to share some interesting points – to educate you and well, to entertain you since you’re spending even more time behind a screen now.
According to WHO, self-isolation means staying at home for 14 days. During this time, you should not go to work/school and should stay away from public places and transport. You should stay in a well-ventilated room, separate from any other people in your home, with the door closed, but with a window to the outside that can be opened.
What is self-quarantining and how is it different from self-isolating?
Although the two terms are similar, there is a slight difference between self-quarantine and self-isolation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which defines isolation as “separating sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick”. Alternatively, quarantining is a preventative measure that “separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick”.
Ok, ok, now, what can we do in the quarantine?
Watch some brilliant TV: Come on, you’ve seen Lord of the rings for the 15th time now, it’s time for a show or a movie that will make you think or grow. Watch some classics!
Stop freaking out about toilet paper: Look, social media tends to make things too hyped and that’s exactly what happened with the Kardashian family and now the toilet paper. Relax, there’s enough for everyone.
Beat the system with a VPN: If you’re in self-isolation abroad, you might not be able to access your own home content via your local Netflix or Amazon connection. Alternatively, if you’re self-isolating at home you might want to catch up on that TV show you started watching on holiday, but never finished… and now can’t access it because it’s been blocked in your territory.
READ A DAMN BOOK: If you were making excuses before, that’s ok. But if you’re making excuses now, you’ll never gonna read the book you want. You just don’t have it in you, stop pretending you like Dostojevski if you only managed to get to his Wikipedia page ‘list of work’. GO READ!
Call your friend you kind of lost contact with: A global crisis is a good reason to check up on your old friends. Catch up!
Make friends online: by reading Reddit forums or playing video games of course, stay away from Tinder. Or at least limit your Tinder contact to texting and sexting, if that’s your preference.
Create a quarantine playlist: and share it around like it’s a virus!
Start writing a diary: If Anna Frank could do it, you can do it too. Hopefully with a different ending though.
Grow an avocado: not sure why, but it sounds promising, doesn’t it?
The bottom line, there are plenty of things to do when the world halts for a while. You have time to reflect and self-reflect, you’re isolated of the time and social pressure you might generally feel. So go and make some beneficial changes and come out of the quarantine a batter and mature person!