Some countries already allowed
foreign visitors provided that they submit themselves to a mandatory 14-day
quarantine. It’s the best way to prevent the further spread of the virus. Most
of these countries no longer have a local transmission. Therefore, they’re
extra cautious in allowing anyone to get in. If you’re unwilling to submit
yourself to this policy, you should cancel your trip. Besides, you only have a
few days to go on a leisure trip because of work. However, if
you need to travel, and you have nothing to leave behind, you can pursue
this trip. These are some useful tips to help you get through the mandatory
Mentally prepare yourself
Boredom is probably the worst part of
undergoing a quarantine. You will run out of things to do for 14 days. Imagine
being in a confined space for that long. It will make you crazy. At first, it
seems relaxing, but you will get tired of doing it. Tell yourself that you will
go through this process if you want to continue your trip. Try doing some
mindfulness activities since they will help you stay calm throughout the
Download your favorite shows
If your chosen quarantine facility
doesn’t offer a stable internet connection, you can at least have something to
do if you’ve already downloads all the movies you want to watch. Your internet
might be good enough for regular browsing only. If you can’t watch these
movies, it would be terrible. You will make likely get bored and give up.
Start a project
Think of a project
that you can do for the next 14 days. Find something fun or useful. You can
learn something new. It could be a useful skill that you can apply when the
quarantine is over. You can also try doing arts and crafts. Some of them are
complicated, and now is the right time to do them. Again, you have 14 days and
there’s nothing else on your schedule.
Study a short-term course
If you’re always yearning to learn,
this is the best time to do it. You can look for a short-term course that will
help you improve in your chosen profession. It can also be a new field that you
have always wanted to explore. Given the availability of online courses and
certifications, you can study whatever course you want. The world is your
classroom, and it couldn’t be any better.
List the people you can call
You might also want to use this
opportunity to connect with as many people as possible. You’ve promised plenty
of them that you will reach out, but you’ve always been busy. Since you have
nothing to do, it might be time to connect. They will appreciate your efforts.
It’s also a good way to rekindle old friendships and start over.
Have a fitness plan
in a quarantine for 14 days will most likely make you gain weight. You
can’t go anywhere. You might not even have the chance to use a fitness gym. The
best thing to do is have a fitness plan. You can follow tutorial videos online.
Download them before the quarantine to prevent internet issues. You can also
bring light fitness equipment like a jumping rope or a fitness ball that you
can inflate. A yoga mat is also important. Pack gym clothing so you will feel
Nutrition is part of this plan. Make
sure that you already coordinate with your chosen quarantine facility about
your diet plan. You can’t go out to shop whatever you want. You can’t even
cook. You have to settle for whatever food is given. It should be heathy and
can help achieve your fitness goals.
With these tips, you won’t worry
about your quarantine anymore. It’s something to look forward to.
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