By Hailey Christoff and Abby Doriot
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced schools will resume presumably on May 1. Before March 19, SHS students assumed that they would return to school after spring break on April 6. Having almost six more weeks at home, some students might be anxious about how they will handle the lengthy hiatus.
Other than just sitting and succumbing to cabin fever, what can students do?
With Generation Z primarily being binge-watchers, there are countless examples of time-consuming entertainment. Streaming services, such as Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime, are exceptional resources; they continuously post movies and shows. Recently, Disney+ surprised clients by releasing “Frozen 2” three months early to promote social distancing to reduce the risk of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Renting movies and shows through iTunes is another option.
Performing simple, DIY crafts or educational activities might also help. These activities will relax one’s mind from being cooped up, keeping one entertained. Pinterest provides numerous DIY activities and crafts: simple pony bead bracelets or painting wooden letters.
Keeping sanity intact on the other hand is one of many concerns. Some people suggest taking a break from staring at a screen for hours while others mentioned standing up after a period of time to get your blood pumping. Another example is by taking a stroll outside, staying six feet apart from someone else, and attaining a healthy dose of Vitamin D from the sun. Possibly just getting a nice breath of outside air could do the trick.
Abiding in an individual’s routine can be achieved by having a daily plan, such as a morning routine: brush teeth, wash face, get dressed, and eat breakfast.
Use these recommendations to help from becoming anxious or from being less isolated during this time of quarantine.