Quarantine Dos and Don’ts for a Productive and Hazard-Free Time

quarantine dos and don'ts

Yeah well, being at home against our own wills, it sucks now, doesn’t it? But we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do to protect ourselves now, don’t we? However, wouldn’t it be fun to know what can we do (and what can we not do) during this period of lockdown to keep ourselves busy? So, here’s our list of a few dos and don’ts that we should take care of during the times of the COVID-19 quarantine. Enjoy!

Do: Work out

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This is no secret, working out is one of the best ways to spend time. It gives the body the opportunity to sweat and releases all sorts of feel-good hormones in the mind. Here is a short workout to get a sweat going and spending time more efficiently. So warm up, and let’s burn some calories!

  • 20 alternate toe touches
  • 10 push-ups
  • 10 squats
  • 10 lunges
  • 25 ab-crunches
  • 10 leg lifts

For people regularly working out, this can be turned into a circuit and repeated 5 times with a rest period of 1 minute between each set.

Don’t: Leave the floor sweaty

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Don’t risk your own safety by leaving the floor sweaty and having your mother kick you right out of the house. This is going to hurt you in two ways.

  1. You will be more prone to getting infected with this vicious disease
  2. The police outside is just as bored as you are. They won’t pull back on the punches when they see you outside

Do: Learn to play a musical instrument

For those of you who’ve been meaning to learn to play a musical instrument, this quarantine is the right time to pick up on that and accomplish it! Learning a musical instrument is a proven way to boost creativity. There are a multitude of resources that are available online that cost little to no money and will help you build this skill.

Don’t: Play the instrument you learned at ungodly hours or extremely loud volumes

Since everyone is home these days, wouldn’t it be helpful if the practice of these instruments is done in a regulated fashion to avoid noise complaints at 3 AM in the morning? You might not want to be considered losing it now, would you?

Do: De-clutter your living space

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This is the right time to sort the pile of clothes that goes from the bed to the working chair during the night and comes back on the bed during the day. The book on your bedside table, that has not been read in the past 13 years, that has collected so much dust that the name of the author isn’t visible, please move it!

Don’t: Throw away your siblings’ belongings in the name of decluttering

This would cause your sibling to have ammunition against you that would be more than enough to make you experience a guilt trip that would last a lifetime. And you don’t want that now, do you?

Do: Enjoy working from home

Who enjoys working from home? Ask people who don’t have anything to do these days! Eating 19 times a day, napping 14 times, 10 minutes at a time and it’s still today! So, for those of you who have work, enjoy it while you can from the comfort of your homes!

Don’t: Forget this isn’t forever

All of your employers are licking their chops right now, with a “REJECTED” stamp in their hands to reject every single leave and work from home application for quite possibly the entire next year with the following reasoning: “Weren’t the past two months of quarantine enough for you?!”.

And lastly…

Do: Follow all precautions and be safe

Practice social distancing, wash your hands multiple times a day, use hand sanitizers, avoid touching your eyes, nose and face. We want all our readers to be safe and happy while we self-quarantine and all battle this dreadful disease.

Don’t: Laugh at people being beaten up by the police

I know, it’s extremely hilarious to look at. I know the harder they get hit the more fun it is. But it’s immoral, you know. I mean let’s just not do that, shall we?

What do you think?

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Written by Vibhu Vyas

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