Some tips to stay sane and perhaps even productive during COVID-19 quarantine

You might be isolating at home, but you can still be productive. Here are 7 things to achieve during Coronavirus lockdown.

Let’s be honest – the Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine is tough. We’re all stuck at home and a little more stressed than normal, but it’s time to look on the bright side. Remember those hobbies you always wanted to learn, or that course you promised yourself you’d sign up for? Now’s the time to do it. Here are seven things you can do during quarantine that’ll make the time pass quicker. 

1. Keep a diary

Jot down how you’re feeling and what you want to achieve each day. This helps to give the day some structure, and it keeps you accountable. It also helps you sort through any troubling emotions you’re feeling and keep everything in perspective.

2. Learn a new language

Thanks to mobile and online apps, it’s easier than ever before to learn a new language. You can learn a surprising amount in just a few weeks – try out apps like Duolingo, LinguaLift, or Memrise and see how much you can accomplish.

3. Try yoga or meditation

While you’re at home all day during a global pandemic, it’s easy to obsess over everything and worry too much. Yoga and meditation are beginner-friendly ways to boost your inner happiness, sharpen your focus, and improve your overall wellness. 

4. Find a new podcast

There are so many educational podcasts out there that you’re bound to find one that resonates with you. Listen at the same time every day and give yourself some extra daily structure.

5. Start an online course

Expand your knowledge and enrich your mind by starting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This won’t just keep you occupied during quarantine – it’ll also give you new skills to improve your post-lockdown life. 

6. Build a self-care routine

With so much free time on your hands, there’s no excuse not to prioritise self-care! Set a new skincare regime, build a better sleep routine, and look after your health at this trying time.  

7. Set yourself new goals

Don’t dwell too much on the past, or life ‘before’ quarantine. Instead, set goals for what you plan on achieving during the lockdown. You can also set medium and long-term career and relationship goals to give yourself something to look forward to once it’s all over. 


It’s time to make the best of a bad situation and take back control of how you’re feeling. Once quarantine is over, you’ll have a host of new interests and talents to enrich your life!