National Post Graduate College
December 2019, since the corona outbreak has been seen in many countries including China, it has now become a pandemic. People all around the world are requested to follow home quarantine which is the only effective measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.
So the first question that arises is, what is quarantine? Why it has become such a popular word in the country nowadays? The quarantine can be defined as the separation and restriction of people or animals who have been potentially exposed to some contagious disease to ascertain if they become unwell, to reduce the risk of them affecting others. Home quarantine is a positive initiative taken by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19, where no individual is allowed to wander in the streets without a valid reason.
Home quarantine isn’t is as boring as it sounds like. There are plenty of things awaiting you. All you need to do is look around and make use of your time and space. I would give priority to spending quality time with you and your family. People complain not being able to do so because of their hectic schedule, overworking days, and uneven office shifts. So spend these quarantine days with your kids, play, and enjoy with them. Make your parents happy, chit-chat with them, watch the old episodes of Ramayana and Mahabharata that are been telecaste on DD National and DD Bharti. Relive those old golden days of your childhood with your parents and tell your kids about those days and for grandparents, I would suggest spoiling your grandchildren without ruining them. Soak them with your love and affection. While caring and loving others don’t forget to spend time with yourself. In this world of so much chaos no one has time for themselves, so spend some quality time with yourself. Take as long as naps as you can, get yourself a nice shower. Give your body a break relax and chill.
Binge-watching is a great thing to do nowadays to relax and chill. Choose your channel, may it be Netflix, Amazon Prime, or even shows of various other languages according to your preference. Watch cartoon shows with your kids, mythological or historical shows with your parents or grandparents. Emotional or a bit romantic show can be well suited if watching with your partner.
If you have a hobby then kudos to you, it’s your time, grab it, utilize it, and make full use of it. And if you don’t so develop one. May it be painting, cooking, knitting, or even listening to the music of the different genres. Read books and increase your vocabulary, diversify your area of reading. Read new and exciting kinds of stuff.
Feel free to go for your hobby. Even motivate others to do the same. We have so many platforms where we share our lives through words and pictures. One such is Instagram which is trending nowadays. You do something special you post it on Instagram with trending hashtags and there you go, comments and likes will fill your Instagram handle, which is psychologically pleasing. Getting attention and liking make a person’s mind content and satisfied. So post pictures of what you are doing this quarantine and motivate others to be productive. Make videos of your encouraging people to be supportive, or funny videos to make others day. Spread happiness with a little initiative of yours.
Meet your old friends not literal meeting but figuratively meeting them via video calling. It’s the time when you have spare time for doing kinds of stuff like this, which you regret not being able to do. Friends are a part of the family when the family is away from us, so why to forget friends when we are happily living with our family. Spend time with more and more friends through various video calling apps. Zoom, Duo, and others are a great way to do so. Fill your life with nostalgia. Apart from friends meet your relatives, so stuffs like family video calls.
For tiny tots and school kids, they can get themselves engaged in online classes. Now all school children have been promoted so taking it as an advantage they should probably working for their new session, getting ahead of their course can help them with the studies.
One thing that everyone living in self-quarantine should do is maintaining themselves. Morning walks are prohibited rather walk in your home or balcony and even your terrace, exercise, do yoga, or meditate as per one’s convenience. Afterall sitting and laying all day in your house and stuffing food in your mouth will only obese you. Fitness freaks can utilize time to maintain their health and physique. As it’s rightly said “NO HEALTH, NO WEALTH”. Along with enjoying one should not forget his health. The one who is planning for fitness weak this is your time plan your chart and put it into effect.
Apart from enjoying safe at your home never forget to support the medical staff and police officers who are risking their lives for you. Help them either cooperate with them or donate them homemade masks, food supplies to the needy, medics, with financial support without breaking the quarantine rules that means no touching. Prove yourself as a concerned and law-abiding citizen.
Before wrapping up the article readers should make sure to utilize their quarantine. Treat yourself as a seedling, nurture yourself and observe yourself rejuvenating. Enjoy it to the fullest and not forgetting that this quarantine is for a reason, there’s a reason we are trapped in our homes to make others safe from spreading this deadly virus COVID-19.