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What to Do in Quarantine

Remember all those days you asked for things to slow down? Well, your request has been granted. The world is currently on hold.      

With the Coronavirus/COVID-19 taunting us, we are advised to avoid social gatherings, wash our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, and be particularly careful if we are more than 60 years old and/or have chronic health conditions such as heart and lung disease and diabetes.

So, what to do if we are laying low? We are busy, social people and are used to being on the go. Switching gears to a slower pace takes some adjustment.

Here’s our opportunity to catch up on our long list of things we’ve been putting off. Following are some suggestions:

  1. Deep clean the house.

  2. Enjoy our homes that cost so much to live in.

  3. Pray.

  4. Play board games with the family.

  5. Bake.

  6. Practice our musical instruments such as piano, guitar.

  7. Clear out the DVR. Watch all those recordings we wanted to capture.

  8. File income tax.

  9. Complete the census survey.

  10. Work on crafts such as scrapbooking, sewing, wood cutting, flower arrangements, etc.

  11. Organize the garage.

  12. Clean out closets.

  13. Paint a room.

  14. Sort through our collections such as coins, model cars, and memorabilia.

  15. Work on a household budget.

  16. Video chat with loved ones.

  17. Write notes to elderly homebound.

  18. Journal feelings.

  19. Meditate.

  20. Organize photos. 

  21. Exercise-walk, practice yoga, get on the bike.

  22. Wash the car.

  23. Read through that stack of books and magazines.

Most of all, try to be loving and supportive. We’re all feeling the stress, and a little love can go a long way. And, hang in there, my friends. This too shall pass.


Have you seen my last post on Mary K Doyle Books, “One Year Later?”


**Update on my presentation schedule: Due to COVID-19, presentations are postponed until this summer or later.

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