Choosing to Self Isolate? Here’s a couple of things you can do
March 29, 2020
Choosing to Self Isolate during COVID-19? Here’s a couple of things you can do.
Now that school is canceled, restaurants are closed, public activities are being rescheduled, and more people are choosing to practice social distancing, it can be hard for us to find things to do, other than just being on social media or watching Netflix. So, if you are struggling to find new things to do from home, here are some activities you can try out.
Exercising is a great way for your mind and body to feel energized, but since most gyms are closed, here are some workouts you can try from home.
- Yoga: You can do yoga in the mornings to help you feel energized, or you can do some yoga workouts at night that are meant to help you sleep better.
- Dancing: Play some music and start dancing with your family or even your pet. If you want to, there are some great videos online for Zumba classes if that’s something you enjoy.
- And if neither of these sound good to you, there are hundreds of apps created specifically for home workouts.
Studying for the AP Exams
- If you haven’t done so, go check the new information about AP testing. Changes have been made for AP Psychology, AP US History, and most AP classes. Here’s the link! https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates
- You should also consider studying for the exams. Up to this date, College Board has not changed the AP Testing dates, so now is a great time to get some study guides or sign up for Khan Academy. College Board is also providing free live review sessions for all AP students, you can find the schedule for each session using the link above.
Cleaning and Organizing your room
- With all the free time in your hands, now is a great time to do some cleaning. You can take old clothes out of your closet, organize your bookshelf, or just do some basic vacuuming.
Learning a new Recipe
- You can also use this time to learn some new recipes and surprise your family with your new culinary skills! A good place to start is going to the Tasty website and trying some of their recipes. Here’s the link for their main website! https://tasty.co/
- And here’s the recipe for my favorite chocolate chip cookies! https://tasty.co/recipe/chocolate-chip-cookies
Arts and Crafts
- If you are more of an artistic person it would be a good plan to spend some time on a new project. You can use recycled materials to create something without wasting anything! Use this link for a couple of ideas: https://www.weareteachers.com/earth-day-crafts-classroom-activities/
Getting in contact with old friends or family members
- Call your grandparents and make sure they’re okay! It can be a stressful time for everyone right now, but especially for the elderly, so if you want to make someone smile today, maybe call your grandparents, talk to them, and make sure they are doing well.
- It is also a good time to catch up with old friends. Maybe you used to have a good friend in middle school that you don’t really talk to anymore, text them! I’m sure they’ll be happy to hear from you.
Reading a book
- I know a lot of people who like reading but struggle to find the time to do it, but now that most of us are staying home, this is the perfect time to open a book and start reading. You can google some 2019-2020 bestsellers, or you can visit the KHS Library for some recommendations.
- Teen and Young Adult Bestsellers:https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/best-sellers-teen-young-adult
- KHS Library website: https://www.humbleisd.net/domain/3527
Watching a movie with your family
- And if you are more of a movie fan, it’s always a good time to watch movies with your family! Here are some recommendations:
Knives Out: This movie centers on the murdering of a billionaire writer and the struggles a detective faces to find out who the killer is. This movie is both funny and mysterious at the same time, and definitely a great film to watch with your family.
Midway: This 2019 movie focuses on the events of 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It not only has a lot of battle scenes, but it also did a great job developing the characters. Midway is both educative and engaging, and also a great choice for a family movie.
These are unexpected and stressful times, but there are multiple ways for us to keep our minds busy. If you do any of the activities above, you can post a picture on social media and tag Mustang Monthly! Also, don’t forget to watch your hands and to practice social distancing!