What a difference a few weeks can make. Since many of us are at home for an extended period of time, especially students, consider these helpful strategies to combat cabin fever.
Create a schedule that makes sense with fun
Schoolwork is paramount. If you’re normally in class for 40-50 minutes, emulate that at home as much as you can. That way it’ll be easier to get acclimated once you’re back at school. But do make time for breaks when you need them. Schedule fun, whether with grownups, siblings, or friends online.
Maintain a technology balance
It might seem easy to use technology as a distraction. I can only imagine how much everyone has been streaming movies and TV shows lately. Check in with a grownup to figure out how much is too much. There are, of course, great uses for technology that are not only educational, but cool!
There’s a beluga whale webcam (and more!) at the Georgia Aquarium .
Take a virtual hike around some amazing National Parks .
The Guggenheim Museum in New York offers online exhibits and virtual tours .
Have patience with yourself and others
This is new territory. Grownups and kids are in enclosed spaces trying to fill the day with activities that keep everyone occupied. If something isn’t working or doesn’t make sense, take a deep breath, and ask questions. Come up with answers together.
Respect yourself, family, and others by practicing proper social distancing. Wash your hands! Click here for the best and most up-to-date information .