I'm currently in self-isolation and I know that many of us are feeling anxious/isolated, so I thought I'd share a really useful video by Purple Ella on coping with the Covid-19 pandemic:
Here are some tips for activities that have been keeping me busy while I self-isolate:
Also, some advice on how I'm helping myself stay healthy:
I hope some of these tips are helpful - stay safe and take care of yourselves.
Honestly, the isolation thing hasn't been that huge of a change for me. The thing that's annoying me the most this very second is the lack of fresh groceries. I miss my salad! But even if I could get the produce, for now I feel like it's just a bad idea to eat anything that someone else might have handled - but won't have heat applied to it prior to consumption. Sigh.
Keeping myself busy with the usual things, walking my dogs (at night and/or early morning so there's nobody around), working out (alone, at home, as usual), working/tinkering with tech stuff, a little bit of casual studying, some video games, youtube and catching up with whatever TV/films I feel like watching. My nephew's recently crashed his car and has been having a pretty bad time all round lately, so I'm hoping to give him a hand to get that straightened out in the coming days.
Also, today I've set up BOINC to crunch numbers for Rosetta@home on my home lab. Ok, so this doesn't exactly help directly in coping with current events, but hopefully can make some small contribution toward the eventual development of a vaccine.
Im running Folding@Home (and have done since the projects started in 2000). They have already made some progress on Covid-19 and published it and it has now aligned with even more labs around the world working on a cure. Also add on the 10x more donors. We are on the verge of hitting 1 exaFLOPS of power, roughly 4x more powerful than the worlds fastest supercomputer.
I will be bringing another GPU online later, a 970 thats been sat in a wardrobe, that will join my 1050ti. Thats some extra work done everyday.
I am also hammering the gym. on a daily basis. lots of weight training, bits of cardio. that is about an hour everyday.
Slowly im coming to the point of acceptamce of the current situation. Well its either going to be that or a probable addiction to diazepam. One way or the other I will get through it. Then going to hit the local autism centre and get involved.
It's brilliant that you're able to get involved and help out Sounds like you're taking some good steps to take care of yourself too.