Quarantine Fun Time!
Covid-19 has had a major impact on the world; schools are closed down, concerts were postponed, parades were cancelled, movies are coming out at a later date and that’s just to name a few! People went from being out and about everyday to being quarantined at home. Even though remaining inside is a great way to protect yourself and others from the virus, it has its downside. “I feel extremely bored being stuck inside my house not being able to do anything,” said Yancarlos Reyes (11). But here are a few fun things you can do while in quarantine. Solve a puzzle! Completing a puzzle can be challenging and help improve mental speed and increase thought processes. Tap into your childhood and crack open a coloring book! Coloring is not only relaxing, but it can allow your mind to rest after a long day. A favorite among teens is to binge watch a show. Binge watching can help increase our emotional intelligence and it can help release stress. Finally, you can try painting! Painting is a great way to express yourself and your inner thoughts; it's also a chance to express your emotions. No matter what -- don’t let the quarantine get to you and try one of these techniques to refocus your mind. --by Jimena Elizalde