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    19 Ways To Stay Busy And Calm While Under Self-Quarantine

    Is your job asking you to work from home this month? Feeling a little cooped up? Don't worry, we got you.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us some tips on how to stay home for a long stretch of time without getting cabin fever. Here are the results:

    1. Set up a designated workspace that is for work time only. Make sure your family, roommates, and pets know not to bother you while you're in work mode.

    2. Keep to a strict sleep schedule that works for you. It's really easy to lose track of time when you're in one place all the time.

    3. Watch yoga videos on YouTube to help you stay active and flexible.

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    "Work-from-homer here! I do yoga via YouTube. I also have a box for jumps in my garage, exercise bands, and a full weight rack in there." —sarahs4b6b11299

    Adriene Mishler is one of the most-followed yoga teachers on YouTube, with more than 1.6 million subscribers. Fans like that she has lots of specialized classes, like "Yoga for Anxiety." She also has more basic videos for beginners. Learn about more yoga YouTube channels here.

    4. Prepare yourself for alone time by stocking up on entertainment and comfort. That means lots of blankets!

    5. Use a grocery delivery service like Instacart to make sure you still have access to all the food you need.

    6. Start your morning routine like normal. That means showering, getting dressed, putting on makeup (if you do that sort of thing), and attending to any other Outdoor Person needs.

    7. Grab a really good book that catches your attention immediately. Nothing passes the time quite like a really engrossing story.

    8. If you really hate cooking, lean on your microwave to do all the heavy lifting. There are a surprising amount of things you can make with that thing!

    9. Don't forget you're not a vampire: Try to get as much sunshine as possible. Open curtains, take a short walk, or head up to your roof if you have access to one.

    10. Stay connected with your friends via calls, texts, Slack, Skype, or any other mode of communication. It helps a lot, even if you're just swapping pictures of cool chihuahuas back and forth with friends on Instagram.

    11. Spread out your chores so that you can designate one important task per day. It'll give each day some structure, and it'll be easier for you to tell the days apart.

    12. If you can't go into nature, bring it home with you! Having a houseplant will freshen the air and brighten your day.

    13. Use a website like Fitness Blender and watch workout videos to help you keep up your fitness routine. Plus, having some people on the screen can help you feel less isolated.

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    "Fitness Blender is the best for at-home workouts. Over 600 free videos, anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour and a half, plenty with no equipment but usually nothing more than an optional set of dumbbells and a mat. Plus, the instructors are a totally relatable, lovely couple you don’t mind working out with." —aviliokatherine

    14. Learn a skill or hobby, like coding or a new language. It'll fill the time and make you feel more productive.

    15. Make your home feel like a luxurious and comforting oasis that you never want to leave. Hard to feel trapped when you're loving your location so much!

    16. Keep a rigid schedule. Maybe now is the time to get super organized and try out bullet journaling?

    17. Meditate! There are a lot of apps out there like Calm and Headspace ready to help you get started.

    18. Play a video game that simply insists that you keep playing it. RPGs and open-world sandbox games are generally good options because they tend to be sliiightly life-consuming. Speaking as someone who has put 100-plus hours into Stardew should play Stardew Valley.

    19. And most importantly: Stay positive! Sometimes just having a good outlook on the situation is all you need.

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