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Ideas to Stay Occupied While Sheltering in Place During COVID-19 Outbreak PRMA Plastic Surgery

Ideas to Stay Occupied While Sheltering in Place During COVID-19 Outbreak

Ideas to Stay Occupied While Sheltering in Place During COVID-19 Outbreak PRMA Plastic Surgery

COVID-19 is now a worldwide pandemic and to help “flatten the curve” and reduce your risk of contracting the disease, experts at the CDC are strongly recommending social distancing.  For highly impacted areas, mandates to “shelter in place” and/or quarantine are also being enforced.

Flattening the curve is a phrase used to describe the tremendous effort across the country to do our parts as individuals to reduce the burden on our hospitals and medical centers so they may better serve patients needing immediate medical care due to sever symptoms caused by this new Coronavirus. Many local governments, including San Antonio, have put a “shelter-in-place” mandate into effect as an effort to reduce the potential burden on the healthcare system even further. These orders require non-essential businesses to close and people to stay in their home unless they are going to do something essential for their family or community (IE: go to the grocery store).

While this time of social isolation during “shelter-in-place” can seem a bit overwhelming and lonesome, we have put together a list of things to help pass the time and bring you joy.

  • Try a new recipe
  • Write a note or card to someone in a nursing home that can’t have visitors
  • Take a walk around your block
  • Take a workout class online/virtually
  • Start a group FaceTime or video chat with a few of your friends
  • Take the time to organize/clean out a few drawers or a closet
  • Take a digital tour of some of the world’s most famous international museums, national parks, and world wonders.
  • Bake cookies, a cake, or brownies
  • Livestream one of the many zoos’ in the United States to see the animals
  • Have a backyard picnic with your loved ones at home
  • Read a book, or books, that you have previously not had time to
  • Play a card game or board game
  • Put a puzzle together
  • Have a virtual book club with friends

The most important part of social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic is to keep yourself and others healthy. Overall health includes your mental health! Remember, staying cooped up in your house doesn’t have to be boring or stressful.

Let us know other ways that you are keeping yourself and your family busy during this time.

Author: Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo and Delaney Crawford

While this time of social isolation during “shelter-in-place” can seem a bit overwhelming and lonesome, we have put together a list of things to help pass the time and bring you joy.

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