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4 Ways to physical distance in quarantine

What to do to not go stir crazy | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

Social distancing | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

For those that have stayed home and physically distanced themselves for over a month, the frustrations of quarantine have most likely set in.

It may not have been an issue at first, but being cooped up with the same people for a long period of time can take a toll after a while. Here are a few ways to enjoy some time alone and distance yourself.

Spa day/personal care

Dedicate a full day to you. Whether it be taking a soothing bath among the glow of a dozen candles or cooking/baking, find something that you enjoy and take care of yourself.

If you are someone who enjoys organizing, start spring cleaning and focus any negative feelings toward something you find productive.

Go for a drive

Sometimes, just getting out of the house for a drive can make a world of a difference. There’s nothing like being out on a sunny day riding with the windows down, wind blowing through your hair. Whether you have a destination or you are just driving, spice things up.

Find a place you can park to enjoy the view and have lunch. Bring a large blanket or towel and have a mini picnic for one.

Be outdoors

At a time like this, there is nothing better than the warmth of the sun and the breeze of fresh air.

Get out of the house and walk around the neighborhood, walk your dog if you have one, take up gardening, read a book; if it is a chore or activity you can do outside, take it outside. Anything to separate yourself will do.


Going along with being outdoors, camping is a great way to be outdoors for as long as you need.

If you have a tent, grab all the essentials, such as snacks, a book, a laptop for some movies, and head to your backyard for a fun night of camping. You can’t beat being adventurous in the comfort of your own home/backyard.

Shaddia Qasem

Former Wright Life Editor