To do’s during quarantine to help you not go completely insane (because we’re all on the brink of it)

Hi! Hello! Welcome! Or welcome back? I’m Jade, Jade Salty, and here I am, a seventeen year old girl writing a blog post…. again.

My last blog post was on 30+ writing prompts to get you out of your writing rut (Check that out Here!)

We’re all currently in the same boat, stuck at home, doing absolutely nothing while looking for stuff to do. If you haven’t seen hundreds of these types of blog posts already then please do carry on reading what I’ve basically been doing the last 3 weeks to help me not go insane in what now feels like a tiny shoebox. (Aka, My house)

But anyone who needs to hear this, please don’t feel pressured to self improve and do something new everyday during this time. Some of you are burnt out, some of you are hurting. Use this time to rest and heal.

At Home Workout

As cliche as it sounds, working out does honestly help with severe boredom and keeping your mind off of what’s going on in the world. If you’re that person that absolutely hates working out (like me!) and is just looking for an easy routine to get you a little toned, this is the one for you. Please note that this is my routine and what works for me doesn’t have to work for you, please change up whatever you thinks tweaking and to what works best for you!

Also, do not, and I mean DO NOT! Forget to stretch before (and sometimes after) doing the workout. It really does help prevent you being super sore the next day!

Baking!

As contradictory as baking is to the previous thing, it’s a fantastic way to destress (and satisfy the midnight cravings). I’ve made a couple things these last couple of weeks, not all have worked out (which is totally okay!) but most of them have and most have been finished within 2 days! My favorite’s so far have been :

You can clearly see what my favorite dessert flavor is lol! But like seriously, try out the lemon squares. They were absolutely to die for and will definitely be making a reappearance in the near future! I also have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to baking and cooking if you want more ideas. (Check that out Here!)

Journaling & Writing

I know a lot of people are not huge on journaling and the whole ‘writing down your feelings’ type thing, but truly, it’s the best thing I could recommend during a time like this where you’re stuck with yourself and your thoughts 24/7

If i still haven’t convinced you, try and make it fun! Draw and decorate around your pages, that’s what makes me really get into it. I have a whole Pinterest Board on different themes and doodles for your journals (check that out Here!)

In the mean time, here’s a whole list on different topics to get your journaling juices going.

Another thing that you could do, that isn’t journaling but is still writing, is write a story. Hell! Even a book! I mean… you’ve got time. I’ve got a whole blog post on writing prompts that could help you which I linked at the beginning of this blog.

Movie Night & Series Bingeing

Bingeing a whole entire series during this quarantine is definitely something we’ve all already done. It’s a great way to destress and again, get our minds off of what’s going on. My favorite show at the moment is Tell me a story, I cannot stress on how good it is! Definitely recommend!

If you happen to have already watched Tell me a story, here’s a list on a whole bunch of others to binge. Please note! I have no idea if some of these are on Netflix because I don’t use it, so don’t come after me if they’re not!

Movie nights are probably something we’ve all already done during these last couple of weeks as-well, whether that be with your family, your quarantine buddies, or just by yourself. But get this, there’s this site that you can watch movies with other people and chat about it! (Check that out Here!) you can thank me later!

There is another site that you can actually see the people you’re watching with but for the life of me, I cannot remember what it’s called. If you do happen to know what it’s called, please let me know so I can link it for others!

However, in the meantime. Here’s a list of the movies I’ve been living on!

Reading! (Trust me, it’s not that boring!)

Reading is something you either hate, or love dearly. For me, I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either. It’s a complicated relationship.

I’ll go months and months without reading and then find a book that takes my breathe away and I can’t put it down. Here’s my top 9 but please, please note that some of these have mature content and triggering content so read at your own risk!

Do something with your hair!

Now please, only pay attention to this one if you’ll be allowed to by either your parents, your employer or your school!

But come on, what a better time to possibly mess up your hair then when no ones gonna see you? Shave it completely off, dye it a funny color, chop it short and excessively perm it. Because in reality, it’s just hair, it’ll grow back. And I know a lot of us have a weird emotional attachment to our hair but like I said, it’ll grow back or just dye it back to your natural color. I have a whole Pinterest board for on hair inspiration so please do check it out and send me a picture of the results. (Whether it was a complete fail or you’ve found your new thing!)

Check out my Curl up & Dye Pinterest Board Here!

Other things to do that didn’t deserve a whole section on it 🙂

And that’s a wrap! I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and it helps you with your boredom during this awful time in the world! If you have any ideas that you’d like me to add, please let me know and I’ll be glad to add them.

Thank you if you’ve made it this far and hope to see you in the next one, Jade

Also, Don’t forget to wash your hands and stay at home!

The most important work you’ll ever do, is within the walls of your own home.

Harold B. Lee

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