27 Things You Should Do for Yourself During Self-Quarantine

27 Things You Should Do for Yourself During Self-Quarantine

Instead of focusing on the (very long) list of what you can't do, here are some things you'll love doing.

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Unexpected downtime

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You hear the word "quarantine" and automatically hear the long list of things we're not allowed to do these days. (Oh restaurants, how we miss you!) But perhaps you should think of all the opportunities this slower lifestyle offers. Instead of sitting around worrying about coronavirus or feeling lonely, use your downtime to learn new skills, pamper yourself, and reconnect with what makes you happy. Just remember: It's called downtime for a reason. So, don't see this list as pressure or guilt to be productive every single moment but simply some ideas of things to do to get you through this tough time with your sanity intact. Need extra help? This is what a therapist is doing to stay sane during the quarantine.

Connect with your quarantined ancestors

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This is certainly not the first pandemic the world has had to deal with and chances are you have a great-great-grandparent who lived through the 1918 flu pandemic. Find out more about their story and how they survived it through pictures, journal entries, and historical records with Family Search. You can also find out more about your personal ancestry, which dead celebrities you're related to, which relative you look the most like, how closely you're related to your spouse or friend, and much more. Download the app on your phone or visit its site to get all your burning genealogy questions answered for free. Find out how the coronavirus is different from other pandemics in history.

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