Self-isolating: 7 things to do at home that will keep your sanity

Updated: Mar 25



The number of coronavirus cases has been steadily increasing, leading to the cancellation of events and closure of most schools, in hope of minimizing crowds and the spread of the virus. Having to practice self-isolation and even quarantining can get boring and lonely, especially if you're one that will easily go insane from staying indoors for too long. However, staying indoors can be fun too as it gives us the chance to do things we don't usually have the time for. Without further ado, here are 7 things you can do indoors as we all battle the coronavirus. Make sure you read all the way to the end for a #GOODTHINGSMUSTSHARE!

1. REST UP

Take this time as an opportunity to catch up on some sleep. With sufficient rest, the less likely you are to fall ill too.


2. WORK FROM HOME


With the absence of big social events, use this time to catch up on work as well as plan your schedule. (Well, do we really have a choice?) With everything moving online, be sure to familiarise yourself with the new systems at work and keep up to date with announcements from your workplace.


3. CLEAN UP

Tidying up spaces at home can help refresh your mind and spirit. Open up your blinds and curtains to let the sunlight in. Exposure to sunlight lifts the mood and helps with feeling more focused.


4. ADOPT A NEW HOBBY

Pick up a new simple pass-time such as journaling, reading or even baking, this can help give you a sense of fulfillment.


5. EXERCISE

Time to bring out your yoga mats! From a full-body workout to some abs exercises, continue to keep fit and sweat it out. Here are some exercising videos that you can work-out to if you are not sure how to get started:

Full body workout

Abs exercises

Dance Workout (Starts at 0:38)


6. CALL YOUR LOVED ONES

Make extra use of the technology advancements we have in this age and call your loved homes back home. Compared to the past, where one phone call would cost you much.


7. WATCH A MOVIE "WITH" FRIENDS

#GOODTHINGSMUSTSHARE: If the urge to chill or spend time with your friends comes too strongly, but yet you don't want to risk having any social contact, here is a solution for you. The chrome extension netflix party allows users to watch a movie together remotely, in sync. I don't know about you, but I am definitely trying this out this weekend.

These drastic changes to our usual lifestyles can be a little overwhelming and scary at times, as the severity of the situation sinks in. Especially for those who are away from home, separated from their friends and family. Click here to watch Singapore's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan's interview with CNBC, which will (maybe) slightly assure you of the situation in Singapore. If you have any questions, you can reach out to us on our Facebook or Instagram and we would love to chat with you. Do take care of yourselves and stay in the pink of health fellow Singaporeans!

by GERMAINE YAP • edited by KIMBERLY PANG




As an editor for Singaporeans of Victoria, Germaine wishes to give prospective and future students a sneak peek to what life in Melbourne would be like as a Singaporean. Studying Commerce at The University of Melbourne, she loves to take walks and has a secret (but now not so secret) goal to conquer all the parks around Melbourne.