Adjusting to Life in Quarantine One Day at at Time
Updated: Apr 30
Our Communications Crew Members Share Their Thoughts
By: Mira K., Milton Youth Action Team
April 21, 2020
I have been in quarantine since Thursday, March 12, 2020, so over a month. The first few days of staying home were surprisingly really easy. I still hadn’t fully understood the whole situation, and was on FaceTime with friends and family. Almost a week later, the sadness and confusion began to hit me. I suddenly stopped talking to my friends online, and avoided my family, and going out on short walks for almost a week.
Slowly I began to realize that I couldn’t keep acting like that because it would just add stress for my family, who are already just as stressed as I am. First, I started doing a little more activities with my family, like table tennis and football in the basement. Then I started baking and cooking meals to distract myself from my devices. Now, I spend my day doing school work, since online school has started, then I spend time working on some of my volunteering tasks. I also workout, spend time with my family and occasionally cook. I guess it’s been better than before, but I still don't feel very good on a daily basis, and experience a lot of mood swings. However, I know it will take time to get used to my current situation, so I’m just taking baby steps at the moment, but my main goals are to keep myself distracted, lower my screen time, and workout daily.
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