Nowadays, everything is so repetitive, I’m so bored, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do, and all of a sudden I have plenty of time. One day, I was feeling miserable and started thinking through everything that’s going on. We’re stuck in a house, with the same people, for I-don’t-know-how-long, and the only thing we can do is staying home and maintaining social distancing. Although we’re stuck in the darkness, there can always be light in the darkness, and I believe we can use the time for something meaningful. Make it count.
There are plenty of ways to make quarantine count, and one of the ways is spending time to get ready for our future. Many people out there have their dreams, especially teens but also adults, that we never had time to work on and take a step toward it, because we were busy. However, now, we have time and we should use it to reach our dreams. If your dream is related to music, try making some songs. If it’s related to baking, bake a cake, cookies, donuts, etc. If it’s related to writing or drawing, write or draw things about quarantine or just anything. Use this time to improve yourself. Make it count.
Another way to make quarantine count is spending time to be grateful for things that we never were and to get to know the people around us that we never took the time to. First, look around and I’m 100% sure you can find at least five things that you’re grateful for. For me, I’m grateful that I can breathe and live, I have my family with me, I can contact my friends, have my house, and I’m grateful for food. Now, once you’ve found five things you’re grateful for today (you should look for them every day), think about how you can use the time to get to know the people around you. For example, I’m living with my family and because we are together 24/7, I got to know things that I didn’t know before. Whoever you’re with, and even if you’re by yourself, there are plenty of ways to get to know the people around you. You don’t have to be next to them physically to get to know them better because it’s the will that matters. Use this time to improve your relationships. Make it count.
This is so unusual for everybody in this world. But just because you don’t know what to do doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do. There can always be light in the darkness. Make the quarantine count. Use it to improve something. Make it count.