5 Ways to Be Productive During The Quarantine

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

Lately, I’ve been trying to find new things to do every day. I tried reading, writing, baking, cooking and even studying. I spent hours on the internet trying to find a suitable project for me to do. This blog actually became one of them.

After days of endless boredom and hours of surfing on Pinterest, I realized that this would be the perfect time to pursue my hobbies. During school days, I’m always whining about the things that I never get to do. Things like writing for fun. Usually, the only time I write something other than notes is for English projects.

I concluded that if I was going to stuck inside a house for the rest of the school year, I might as well make the best out of it.

MAKE A LIST: I always like to be organized. I made a list of all the books that I want to read. That list is comprised of classic English literature; recommendations from my English teacher; books that my friends had really liked; books by authors that I loved. If you’re book-obsessed like me or just want to try reading, I found this great app called Libby. Libby accesses your library card (or you can make one) and helps you find books. You can borrow books and read them either on the app itself or on a Kindle.

START A PASSION PROJECT: A passion project is a project about something that you love. Something like a blog would be great for times like these. Maybe you could start writing a book. Or maybe you could start making a collection of paintings. I incorporated my two favorite subjects Science and English and started a blog of my own. I even asked some of my friends to join, to make it more interesting. I now write for four blogs in total.

SELF-CARE: During normal days, I never have time to indulge in ‘me-time.’ Now that I have more time, my mom and I have started making DIY face masks. We both put on those masks in the morning and then go about our day. You can try it too: https://www.momjunction.com/articles/homemade-face-mask-for-teenagers_00327249/

Us teenagers are notorious for having bad skin. So while we’re a home we can make sure that we back to school looking better than ever!

LEARN SOMETHING NEW: I’ve always been a fan of learning languages. Before I moved to California, I took Spanish at my school for three years. After I moved, I started French at my new school, because I didn’t want to go back to Level 1 of Spanish. This is my second year of French. During quarantine, I got inspired by my friend and started learning Italian through Duolingo. I also used it to get better at French.

SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY: And last but not least, spend time with your family. Most of us are so busy in school, extracurriculars and sports that we forget how important “family time” is. Recently, I decided that I would spend at least two hours a day with my family. We watch movies together. Long live Netflix! We play card games, or we just talk.

If we’re going to be stuck in our homes for a long time, why not make the best of it?

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