Bored? Here Are 8 Things to Do in Quarantine


Bored? Here Are 8 Things to Do in Quarantine

Amelia Semple, Contributor

1.) Homework

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While it may seem boring, doing homework is an easy way to pass time. Even if you’ve completed all your assignments, take advantage of the extra time you have to get ahead in your classes.

2.) Take personality quizzes

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One of the most exciting ways to pass time is to answer questionnaires about yourself. Some fun websites are Buzzfeed and Zimbio.

3.) Watch movies and TV

Self isolation is a perfect time to discover new shows and movies and binge old ones. For example, I’m watching Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu) and The Office (Netflix).

4.) Read a book

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Reading can be a source of relaxation and entertainment. Although the NHS and Northport-East Northport Public Library are closed, you can still read eBooks. I like the app Overdrive, which has free eBooks in both audio and print formats.

5.) Learn a new skill or perfect an old one

Whether it’s singing, dancing, or juggling, why not use the extra time to learn new skills and develop old ones? I’m learning how to write a TV script.

6.) Go Outside

Weather permitting, go outside and enjoy the sunshine. Getting exercise and fresh air daily are just as important for your health as social distancing. Hop on your bike, go for a walk around your neighborhood, or just kick a ball in your backyard. If you leave your backyard, remember to always remain at least six feet away from other people.

7.) Hang out with friends virtually

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Despite social distancing norms, you can still “hang out” with friends through various electronic communication platforms. Some fun apps include Group Facetime, Houseparty, Discord, and Zoom.

8.) Take a Nap

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According to, “97% of teenagers get less than the recommended amount of sleep.” Whether you’re tired or just bored, now is a great time to catch up on sleep.