Sometimes it helps to keep our minds off of news and find positive distractions. We’re not shutting down ourselves from the news. We’re taking a break and we need it. Today I’m sharing with you some distractions to help you cope the pandemic. Most of it I personally do too.
Distractions to Help You Cope the Pandemic
#1 Binge watch your favourite series
I personally, and highly recommend binge-watching Ru Paul’s Drag Race. It’s fun, campy, silly, but also heartwarming! The challenges are totally random and will keep you entertained, and the queens in each season are superbly talented to keep your eyes glued to your screen. There’s something comforting about this show that you won’t mind re-watching the seasons from 1 to All-stars over and over.
#2 Get a cat
Adopt don’t shop okay? Owning a cat is pretty low maintenance but rewarding. The cuddles, the purrs, the fur! There are a lot of adoption sites online and off so you can find the critter to capture your heart! Did you know that owning a cat is therapeutic?
#3 Play online games
There are thousands of free games available online, but be careful because not everything is safe for play. My son is obsessed with Minecraft and Roblox. I let him be, since all kids are stuck at home, and he’s on vacation from school. I personally enjoy playing this Zombie Typing Game for Kids. Okay, I know what you’re thinking, it’s for kids. Who cares? I’m a huge zombie fanatic, and getting to kill them, at the same time improving my typing skills is a plus!
So how do you play? It starts with simple words at first. You type what you see on screen as soon as a Zombie comes out. Each zombie walking is equivalent to a word. You kill the zombie by typing the word as fast as you can. It’s addicting and satisfying! Takes my mind off of our almost apocalyptic world.
#4 Read a book
It doesn’t matter what genre, or how many pages your book of choice has. What matters is you read it. Immersing yourself in fiction temporarily takes your mind to wander off to different worlds. It’s a great way to distract yourself if you hate the current one (ooooh, dark)
#5 Get a fish tank
Last but not least, a fish tank. You might say it’s pretty mundane. But setting up a fish tank is a whole new different artform. From building their artificial homes to choosing which species of fish to include. My son has a small fish tank in our room and I have to say the sound of the water is relaxing, looking at the fishes is calming, and sometimes when I feel like not doing anything. Staring at the fish tank is the perfect distraction from a looming pandemic.
I hope you found this post helpful! If you’ve got any more suggestions, feel free to comment down below so we can help more people survive this semi-apocalyptic scenario!