Guest Post by Norah Roller, a member of the Senior Girl Scouts of Troop 350 AKA “Wild Roses”
Due to quarantine causing massive solidarity for everyone, it can become hard to find any good in the bad. It’s important to stay positive, and it’ll be over before you know it. Instead of constantly worring about the future and what’s happening with the world right now, try to focus on things you can control. A good practice is to make a list of things you are in control of. I’m sure once you’ve written it all down the list will be much longer than you originally thought, and you’ll realize how much you really can take charge of.
During quarantine your main instinct may be to emmerse yourself in social media. Whether it’s because of boredom, or if it’s to stay on top of the news surrounding covid, it can be harmful to your mental state. The constant intake of news about the pandemic can cause unneeded stress during this already stressful time. Social media isn’t all bad, in fact, it can be a great way to connect with friends or family during quarantine, but like always, too much can be harmful. I suggest taking a break every once and a while. Go outside, or talk to those who you can see in person, either way think of this as a break and as time to enjoy yourself.
Another way to stay positive and keep your mind off covid is to make a schedule and set personal goals. A daily routine and staying productive help create a sense of progression. You can try to adapt your old routine, or make a new one, either way a schedule can keep your life on track. Setting new goals can also include learning and aquiring new skills that you might not have had the chance to try out before. Think of this quarantine as a time to better yourself and try to stay positive!