A guide on how to spend your days during ~QUARANTINE~!

Ashton Kelly

Now that it’s been over a week since Westmont kicked everyone off campus, I thought I would put together a helpful guide on how to spend the next five weeks!

 

11:30 a.m. Wake up!

Take your time! This is a very important part of your daily ritual and shouldn’t, for any reason, be interrupted by anyone or anything you think will ruin your day!

 

12:00 p.m. Breakfast!

The most important meal of the day! Never skip breakfast!

 

12:30 p.m. Exercise!

Even in isolation it’s important to make sure you’re moving about! Pick from one of the options below to mix up what you’re doing each day!

1) Walking back and forth from your bed to the fridge.

2) Sitting up to keep on turning off your alarm because there really isn’t such a thing as a schedule in these times.

3) Leg day!

4) Ab workout from laughing so much at the situation we’re in.

 

1:30 p.m. Work time!

Time to be productive; after all, we are still in school!

 

1:45 p.m. Study break!

You want to make sure that you break up the time you spend on school work, otherwise you’ll wear yourself out thinking you need to work from 9-5 to imitate school!

 

2:45 p.m. Finish your schoolwork!

Now that you’ve had some rest, take some more time to finish up the homework you were able to make good progress on earlier!

 

3:15 p.m. Call it a day!

You’ve worked hard all day so far, it’s time to start to rewind and relax! Pick a nice relaxing activity from the list below to help wind down.

1) Watch “Tiger King” on Netflix — everyone else is doing it.

2) Read a book you’ve been meaning to get to for the past eight years.

3) Bug your siblings by singing the Westmont fight song over and over again.

4) Participate in an Instagram challenge, at this point it doesn’t matter if you’ve been tagged or not!

 

4:30 p.m. Lunch time!

You need to refuel after the crazy amount of homework you’ve definitely done! Grab some ramen noodles and relax for a bit!

 

5:30 p.m. Connect with friends!

Isolation is named that for a reason. You need to make sure you stay sane by calling your friends every day. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have anything to talk about because you called them yesterday, that face-to-screen contact is something that everyone needs, every day.

 

7:00 p.m. More free time!

You’ve got nothing to do? Funny, I just made a list of things you could do to kill some more time!

1) Watch “Tiger King” on Netflix again. There’s seriously nothing else to watch on there.

2) Go buy a Nintendo Switch and play “Animal Crossing.” Literally everyone else is.

3) Start a new hobby, read some scientific articles, start crocheting, start collecting different types of hand sanitizers, learn how to rob a bank — the world is your oyster, I’m sure you can figure something out!

 

8:30 p.m. Spend time with your family!

College stole your time with your family, now you get it all back in one fell swoop! There’s a lot that you’ve likely forgotten about living with your family or even something you never knew about living with your family. Spending 24 hours with them seven days a week is the perfect time to reconnect!

 

10 p.m. Dinner time!

Get some takeout from McDonald’s! Nothing stops the Golden Arches!

 

12 a.m. Time to start winding down!

Here are some helpful relaxing ideas to help you get ready to go to bed:

1) Listen to some cool underground indie bands like Vampire Weekend and The 1975 so you’ll be the cool kid on campus when you all get back!

2) Do some yoga, just make sure you’re praying to GOD the whole time because it is a sinful exercise, and don’t forget that!

3) Watch “Tiger King” on Netflix because I swear it’s the only thing anyone is talking about.

4) Grab a nice snack!

 

2 a.m. Bed time!

Snuggle up with your childhood stuffed animals and rest up for another big day ahead of you!