Self-quarantine can be stressful, to say the least. Here are a few ideas to help you get through this tough time.


1. Write a letter or call someone you haven’t seen in a while. Check up on a distant family member or a close friend that you haven’t seen in a while. Create a Google Doc of all the movies and TV shows you are watching and share it with your family. Make sure they are OK and ask how they are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Ask what they think about all that is happening.


2. Pick up a new hobby. Try your hand at sewing or figuring out how to solve a Rubik’s Cube. Try and answer life’s biggest questions. What is reality? What is consciousness? Will homo sapiens evolve into something else? Attempt things with your non-dominant hand like writing or brushing your teeth. Prepare to be frustrated.


3. Stream movies that are in the theater. “A Quiet Place Part II” and “Black Widow” are some of the most anticipated blockbusters that have been delayed, but there is finally some good news. “The Invisible Man” and other recent releases have been made available for streaming early.


4. Watch live performances on social media. With concerts being canceled, artists like P!nk, Chris Martin and John Legend are taking to Instagram. You can catch some of your favorite artists and singers performing concerts from their own home.


5. Play some games with your family or roommates. Have an indoor scavenger hunt. Have a Scrabble tournament, or maybe Bananagrams or Pictionary. Bring out the LEGOS. Build a house inside of your house. Complete a puzzle.


Chloe Berg is a Leavenworth native and freshman at Benedictine College.