Stuck At Home Isolating? Here’s 6 Things To Do To Keep You Entertained

Beat those iso-blues

COVID feels like glitter at the minute – it’s everywhere. And if you’re one of the unfortunate people suffering from it at the moment, you’ll know all about the horrors of isolating yourself.

I found myself riddled with the dreaded virus just over a week ago, and after a week spent alone in my bedroom, I’d consider myself an expert when it comes to keeping yourself sane – while also going insane.

Of course, first things first, minding yourself as best you can will always be your top priority and that shouldn’t be sacrificed for anything else. If you’re one of the lucky ones who has the luxury of taking a full 7 days to yourself, you’ll likely have some time that you’re unsure how to fill – in between the napping.

If that sounds like you, here are a few things you can do to beat the iso-blues.

Text Away

I know, it feels counter-intuitive to spend so much time on your phone, but when you’re stuck in a room alone for 7 days, it’s important to keep in touch with others.

Forget the rule that you’re not to spend too much time on your phone, rules don’t exist when you have COVID. Keep in contact with whoever you want, it could be your housemate downstairs or you mate in Australia, text away and keep yourself sane with human contact – even if it’s virtual.

Podcast It Up

Sometimes, focusing on anything too pressing when you’re unwell can feel impossible. Reading? Not happening. Starting a new murder mystery? Also out of the question. Instead, spend your time enjoying things that are easily digestible. Things like podcasts and YouTube vlogs are ideal for when you want some background noise without the commitment of paying much attention.

Have A Bath

For some, COVID can wreak havoc on your body. Along with your immune system, your muscles can take a serious hit – similar to the flu you can feel achy from head to toe, so a warm bath may be just what the doctor ordered.

Block off some time to yourself in the bathroom, run a warm bath, add in some bubbles and relax for as long as you like. The warm water will ease your muscles and the steam will open up your airways. When you’re finished hop straight back into your PJs and get under the duvet for a good night’s sleep.

Get Cracking On A New Hobby

Have you always wanted to do some painting but never find the time to do it? Now’s your chance. If you find yourself improving, in particular towards the end of your 7 days, take advantage of the time you have alone and try something new.

Make Plans

You might be stuck in isolation right now, but that doesn’t mean you cant plan for the future and non-isolated times. Make a mental note of all the things you want to do come freedom day and give yourself something to look forward to. It could be something as low-key as a trip to the cinema or a stroll in the park, or you could go all out and book a city break for a weekend not to far away.

Have A Movie Day

Again, when you’re feeling capable of actually lifting your head off the pillow, set yourself up with a cosy day and spend the day watching movies. Make a list of your favourites or new releases you want to get stuck into and enjoy them by yourself guilt-free – it’s not often you get to do anything for yourself without someone mitering you, there’s always a silver lining, eh?

Spring Clean Your Phone

You know those dead photos in your camera roll that do nothing but take up space? Get rid of them. All those apps you never use, the pointless accounts you follow, give your phone and social media accounts a good clear out. You can do it from bed, and you’ll feel productive afterward, so sounds like a win-win.