How to Deal with Self-Isolation During a Pandemic

Quarantine isn’t that bad…

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Embracing Solitude

Are you feeling a little more down than usual? Maybe its because you haven’t had this much time to yourself in a while. It’s a feeling that doesn’t necessarily feel bad but is mostly uncomfortable. While your going through this unfamiliar experience you probably don’t realize the one benefit that could possibly change your mindset forever and that is your thoughts becoming clear. Although your alone, your mind is wondering into different plots, whether those thoughts are from the past or hopes for the future. Embrace these built up feelings and appreciate how direct they are to you in the present moment.

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How to be alone

Ok, so there’s nobody to hang out with right now and your starting to get tired of being on your phone all day, what’s next? Everyone usually has some sort of routine that they can rely on to take up some part of their day that they find unenjoyable. Instead of spending hours thinking about how you could’ve spent your morning or afternoon, take the time to try a new activity that gives you happiness. One example is how I’m experimenting with writing, it gives me a space to be creative and implement my true feelings into something other than assigned essays for school. When alone make that best out of the situation, find yourself and understand what makes you joyful.

Making time for your needs

When’s the last time you gave yourself a day to just take care of yourself? If you’re having trouble with boredom, then give yourself an hour to pop on a face mask and groom yourself up. While this can be time consuming, it gives you a more refreshed outlook on your hygiene along with a boost of confidence. It’s ok to relax from time to time and reflect on what you like about yourself and how you can improve as an individual. While solitude may be looked at as a dull venture, it’s benefits can have a tremendous affect on your life whether you’re an extrovert or introvert. I leave my readers with a quote from writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley that says, “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”

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A young adult who’s writing is geared towards self-improvement and self care. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

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