What To Do During Social Distancing

Remember all those times when you thought "I am just so busy. If I had a few weeks I could get caught up on everything." Well...your wish was nature's command. Read on to find out ways to keep yourself sane.


Kayla Mingus, Copy Editor

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been wishing you had a couple weeks where everything could slow down and you could catch up on things (maybe even get ahead). Then COVID-19 hit. Then social distancing. Now you have all this free time and yet things still seem too be moving fast. Classes moved online. Jobs are changing significantly. Parks are closed. Everything feels weird and unnatural. Like me, you’ve probably decided to use this break to calm your life down. Maybe watch TV. All day. Everyday.

Looking for a change of pace? Looking for a way to avoid those Zoom meetings? Looking to have something to do rather than stare out your window? Then look below for some simple tasks that will help you through quarantine.

Cleaning Your Room

  • Start with opening the windows – fresh air!
  • Clean up all visible garbage and recycling
  • Clean up all laundry
  • Then do the laundry – include bedding & pillow sheets
  • Dust everything – top to bottom
  • Make piles
    • Giveaways/sell
    • Storage
    • Things to throw away
  • Vacuum
  • Put away the laundry
  • Anything else that applies to your room

Things to Do

  • Puzzles
  • Movies that have been on your list forever
  • Write a letter to families or friends
  • Bake cookies or brownies
  • Video Chat your friends or family – call your grandparents!
  • Start that one hobby you’ve been putting side
  • DIY crafts with items around your house – make your own Forky
  • Homework – keep to a schedule

Please continue to practice social distancing. The faster we can flatten the curve, the faster we can find our new normal.

*remember to use trusted sites when finding information about COVID-19*

Information at CDC – Center for Disease Control

Information at IDPH – Illinois Department of Public Health

Information at WHO – World Health Organization