"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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5 Things to Keep You Busy During Quarantine

Especially for people who are usually on the go, the imposed self-quarantine can seem like unfamiliar territory. It’s often hard for busy people to adjust to a lifestyle where all there is to do is stay home. A lot have expressed their conditions, saying that the quarantine is nothing short of boring.
Understandably, trying to get used to the lifestyle of staying at home all day is difficult for some. Watching movies is getting a little old, and it’s as if there’s nothing left to do. But to make the quarantine more bearable, here are some things you can do to keep you busy.

General cleaning

If you’re usually busy and have a fast-paced lifestyle, then chances are, your house is in need of cleaning up. And because you’re stuck at home for the duration of this quarantine, it’s the best time to do some general cleaning. Take this opportunity to give your home its much-needed care. Clean the whole house, finish washing that pile of laundry, get a dumpster rental in Orem for the things you need to toss away, empty your cupboards and clear it of expired goods, etc.

Get back on track with your fitness goals

Busy lifestyles often don’t permit us to go to the gym and workout. But because of the self-quarantine, we suddenly have loads of free time. It’s just a matter of how we put it to good use. Take this opportunity to get back on track with your fitness goals.

You can’t go to the gym at this moment, but there are a lot of workouts you can do at home. Look for workouts online, get weight loss applications, etc. If you keep it up, you’ll have that perfect beach body in time for summer!

Set up a home office

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Because of the pandemic and self-quarantine regulations, employees have to learn to work from home. It might be easy for digital nomads who have been working remotely for quite some time now. But if you’re new to the work-from-home trend, it can be hard to stay productive and efficient.

We don’t know how long we’ll be quarantined, so it’s the perfect opportunity for you to set up your home office. Build an ergonomic workplace for yourself, set a work schedule, and organize your to-do list. You’ll be productively working at home in a jiffy.

Learn how to cook

Staying at home all day means you can’t eat at your favorite restaurant and rely on fast-food chains for your daily meals. Your kitchen is going to see some action for as long as this quarantine lasts. You can’t rely on junk food for the sake of your health, so you’re going to need to learn how to cook your meals.

Take this time to experiment with different ingredients and learn new dishes. There are a lot of recipes online that you can try out. Or video call with your mom to learn how to cook her home specialties!

Organize a fundraiser

This quarantine is tough for some people, especially those who rely on daily wages for their financial needs. Some families don’t have the income to buy their groceries. You can make use of this time to give back to the community and support families who were hit hard by the current conditions. Organize an online fundraising event and help raise money to feed the locals, or look for a cause to lend your hand in.

The quarantine gives us the luxury of time. Take these tips and make use of this “break” wisely.

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