Maybe you knew it was just a matter of time. Or maybe you never thought it’d happen to you. But it did and now you are officially a victim of the Omicron variant.
You don’t show any serious symptoms but being stuck at home again in self-isolation is a challenge of another kind… And you don’t want to get antsy and binge-watch Netflix all day, max out your credit card on e-commerce websites, or just feel too bored.
Can you survive being cooped up without losing your mind? Absolutely! Just follow these 7 Omicron home quarantine survival tips and you’ll be a whole new person when it’s time to re-enter the world.
That means, being consistent with your daily activities, including during the weekends.
If you’re working from home while self-isolating, it may be tempting to sleep in until the last possible minute. Resist the temptation as it will only make you feel worse and less productive during the day.
Nothing can lift your mood like waking up early, taking a shower, getting dressed, and having a hearty breakfast before starting your day.
And when it’s time to go to bed at night, go!
If you find yourself complaining about not having anything fun to do, try cooking.
Now is the perfect time to try all those crazy ideas you’ve been seeing on Pinterest like meal prepping and adding greens and beans to your diet.
No more canned, bottled, and processed foods! Discover new recipes or substitute existing ones with fresh local produce to make it exciting and affordable.
Limit salt, greasy fast foods, tobacco, and alcohol consumption. No matter what you do, stay away from baking sweet treats!
One of the major drawbacks of home quarantine is the lack of physical activities, which can also have mental effects.
While going to the gym and jogging outside might be too risky, you can enjoy these activities indoors:
You don’t need any special gym equipment to get those natural feel-good chemicals such as endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin pumping. Just the will to exercise consistently. Appropriate sports shoes and clothes are a good idea too.
If you’re at home in self-isolation due to Omicron, it’s not all about survival and no fun.
There’s the usual online shopping for essential items. And then there’s shopping for pleasure.
Our top picks are craft supplies, premium coffee, cheese, self-development books, stylish accessories, and skincare products.
If you’re feeling particularly depressed, why not order a pair of earrings in anticipation of the final day of self-isolation?
These stunning diamond earrings from Keyzar Jewelries can be ordered online, free of shipping cost. They are the perfect pieces to add that special glitter to your look during Zoom meetings.
Yes, you’re physically isolated from the world, but you’re not cut off from it entirely. Not as long as you have a computer or a smartphone and reliable internet connection.
Use this time to keep in touch with your loved ones both near and far by having a voice or video call with them at least once a day.
Vary the calls and make them interesting by watching shows online, cooking, or reading together. It wouldn’t cost a single penny more with Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, Facetime, and other applications based on internet data.
If you’ve never heard of TED Talks, it’s a platform dedicated to spreading ideas, usually in the form of powerful 20-minute talks.
It started off exploring topics related to technology, entertainment, and design but covers almost every subject under the sun today, including relationships, sexuality, science, and business.
Why is watching TED Talks on this list? Because you might as well listen to experts share life-changing ideas and thought-provoking concepts for free while you’re in quarantine.
TED Talk newbies, start with these icons who have garnered millions of views:
Playing snakes and ladders alone might not sound as exciting as playing paintball outdoors with a bunch of friends. But modern-day board games are anything but dull.
It’s a big trend in board games now to provide single-player experiences. It’s a great alternative when it’s not possible to get together with friends.
Some board games are designed to be engaging puzzles, some are carried by the story, and some even try to leverage a form of AI opponent.
Popular single-player board games include A Feast for Odin, Viticulture: Essential Edition, and Agricola, available on major online stores.
Without a doubt, it sucks to be trapped at home. But self-isolation can be a blessing if we approach it as a time for personal growth.
Maintaining a daily routine, cooking healthier foods, staying active, shopping online, connecting via video calls, watching TED Talks, and trying single-player board games are all opportunities to develop ourselves without facing boredom and depression.
Which one is your favorite way to survive Omicron at home?