How I’ve Been Spending My Time During My Self-Quarantine

Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well as we dive deeper into COVID-19. For me, I am in my last month of school, so keeping myself busy is somewhat easy. Although I definitely feel lazier than before. I have also been doing a lot of projects for school, so my time is expanded throughout the day. But, when I don’t have projects and presentations, I feel as though my Youtube and Netflix tabs are telling me to go to sleep. Today I’m bringing you what I have been doing to fill up my time during self-quarantine.

First off, as I mentioned, I am in school, but while I am doing online classes, homework has reduced a lot. If I were still going to school, I know my time would not be as free as it is now. So while school is almost over, this is a crucial time to raise my grades (although I feel like none of my teachers want to update my grades, which annoys me).

Besides school work, I’ve been reading a lot (which I’m sure you have noticed by the copious amounts of book reviews I’ve been putting up). While there has been a lot of reviews on my blog lately, I’ve been trying to balance out the content I’ve been putting up for you guys. This way, I can refresh my page with new and various material, but also getting creative with the thoughts I put into each post. I’ve been enjoying books these days because they’re such a lovely pass time. And sometimes when I’m in a class I know I don’t have to do a lot of work for, you’ll see my book below the view of the camera. For more updates, go check out my Goodreads profile where you’ll get a fabulous glimpse or two (or more) of what I’ve been reading so far in 2020 as well as what I am currently reading.

Another thing I’ve picked up doing is writing. I love to write when finding inspiration, so I’ve finally found the time to write. I used to write a lot, but because of school, I found myself writing less and less. So with the generous amounts of free time that I have with self-isolation, I’ve been writing a lot (if you don’t count the time I use for homework or reading). And writing doesn’t necessarily mean writing stories, but different kinds of writing. I’ve found the time to journal and write in my diary. And it’s weird because I’ve had since 2015. I apparently didn’t find the time to write during these five years. It’s such a short notebook too, so it’s extra shocking I’ve been writing in this notebook for so long.

And I’m saving the best for last because it is my most concerning: Youtube and Netflix. When I’m doing homework, it’s one of the two that’s one as background noise. When I’m writing, cleaning, homework, doing anything in general, it’s either Youtube or Netflix. Also, that’s probably one of the main reasons my screen time is so high. The only time I don’t have them on is when I am reading, and even then I have my Spotify open for some background noise. It seems I have a significant problem with these two entertainment websites. But I’m not sure I’m too concerned (Lie, I very much am).

I would also like to add, to stop myself from sitting in my chair or on my bed for too long, I am exercising every day for 30 minutes. I usually open up a Youtube video of some home workouts, and I’m out in the living room sweating it up.

So those are the things that have been keeping me busy during the self-quarantining days. What about you guys? I would love to hear what you all have been doing and how you have been doing. Thank you, everyone, and I hope you like this and also comment down below what are some things you’ve been doing to pass the time. Have a great day!


Veronica Chen

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