The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has had a significant impact on the world. All countries have come to a standstill, and everybody is advised to stay at home and practice social distancing. According to medical experts, the best way to curb the virus is to limit social interaction between the masses. Although practicing social distancing is the most accurate step amidst these uncertain times, but staying locked up inside a house during a global pandemic, with there’s no surety of when it will end or what is going to happen next, can take a massive toll on the mental health of the people.
House arrest isn’t as fun as it seems, but it’s the best thing people can do at this hour. The best way to cope up with the situation is always to be busy with activities. The goal should be to keep the mind engaged and occupied in such times.
Influencers are making the most of these quarantine days by curating the best content for their followers. They are building connections with the audience through live chats, Q/A sessions, and Instagram takeovers. Influencers know that not stepping out of the house can make them feel anxious and restless, so they’ve been using their power to influence in the best way possible and have been sharing some tips & tricks and plenty of ways one can enjoy during the quarantine.
Humans are social creatures, and with the boom of the internet in the past few years, they need a social connection to thrive often. Here’s when technology comes to the rescue. Influencers suggest a few apps that can help people maintain a social connection while sitting at home.
Technology has become the guardian angel because it allows us to see, talk, and listen to loved ones while being at different geographical locations. Zoom application has become one of the most used videos calling features during the quarantine. It has been a savior for all people working from home as it allows up to 100 people on a call and extends to 500 people if paid for the expanded version. While the Zoom app was purposely made for work-related meetings, influencers have come up with creative ways to make Zoom the next ‘hangout’ spot. Video calling friends and family initially can be fun, but eventually there’s nothing much to do or say. There are only some times one can ask someone what they plan to eat or what they’re doing.
Influencers suggest people work out together using the app. Many fitness freaks love going to the gym to achieve their fitness goals, so working out at home and especially alone can be an alien concept. Through Zoom, people can get on a call and work out together to a live stream.
Another way suggested is to start a virtual book club with friends on video calling. Book clubs are a great way to increase knowledge and discuss stories with peers. With the wonders of video calling, it’s not necessary to be in the same room.
A fun way to use the Zoom app to one’s advantage is to have virtual karaoke sessions. The trick is simple, gather all the friends on the video call, a beverage, and sing out to karaoke versions of songs.
One of the most trending applications today, which is ruling the internet is Tik Tok. People around the globe are shaking off their pandemic blues by dancing on the beats of their favorite songs or by imitating their favorite movie scenes on Tik Tok. Influencers also seem to be active on the platform and are flocking to cure their boredom with the app. They are putting up challenges and duets for their audiences for better engagement. The Tik Tok craze is spreading like wildfire, and there’s no doubt that it’s helping people cope up with the stress of the pandemic by inspiring creativity and bringing joy.
Being confined to the four walls of the house can build a myriad of emotions like boredom, anxiety, and loneliness. Most influencers have been encouraging the audience to look after their mental health in these uncertain times. They convey the most useful application that helps in dealing with every emotion one is experiencing while social distancing. There’s no better option than meditation if one’s feeling too anxious or restless about the future.
Headspace is a perfect meditation application for beginners. The app consists of sessions for every mood. It has features like animations to teach new skills, a move mode to encourage working out, and sleep function if somebody can’t fall asleep.
The hardest part about being quarantined is not being able to meet friends. An application called Houseparty solves the problem. With Houseparty, anybody can video call up to eight people, and not just that, the app is integrated with multiple games one can play with their squad. A notification pops up whenever friends are ‘in the house,’ and one can start a conversation or game match at any moment. The app is more targeted towards Gen Z and millennials.
Many bloggers, entrepreneurs, and YouTubers have come forward and are helping the people to strike off the boredom. Influencers are using their reach and platform to generate awareness about fun platforms that can help them in surviving quarantine. The country is in a global health crisis, and the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak has everyone in a situation that nobody ever imagined.
The best way to cope up with such tricky times is to take one day at a time and to make the most of the resources available. It’s better to take this time as an opportunity to spend time with family, learn new skills, and explore hobbies.