By Iciar Fernandez
If you haven’t noticed by now, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is highly contagious. Anyone can get the virus including you, and more importantly pass it onto someone else. And while many of us aren’t in the higher-risk category and may only suffer mild symptoms, the people we could pass COVID-19 onto might not be so lucky. Even if you’re not worried about yourself (you should be), think about everyone around you – family, friends, classmates, or the stranger with underlying health problems. Do you really want to pass the virus onto them?
We get it. Social Distancing is a new phrase that nobody is familiar with. Here’s what it means:
Going stir crazy? Here are a few ideas to help pass the time when you’re not studying at home.
There’s are only a few hundred thousand shows to watch. Challenge yourself and your friends to watch it all. GO! Even better, host a real movie right with Netflix party (https://www.netflixparty.com/)
Unlikely, but you could check out the 2900+ movies available freely through UBC Library, here: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?id=2156. They have some of the latest movies. I’m thinking the same thing: how did I not know about this earlier?!
If you love board games TTS lets you and your friends sit around a virtual table and play. There are 1000s of games available and the experience is pretty good. Here is a comprehensive list of all those that are freely available – all you need is a browser, a Steam account, and a few friends. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nwZkqIoIkkUakCvjiiLul6QFObxBM0DIP–…
Get a few friends together over Zoom or Google Hangouts, online It’s always happy hour.
Grab that novel you got last Christmas but never actually read because “you didn’t have time”. Good news is you do have time now.
From the comfort of your couch. Google Arts & Culture has made available several galleries from iconic artists in museums all around the globe. https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en
It’s the latest craze – baking aisles are empty and my Instagram feed is filled with people making bread. Maybe it’s your turn now.
Release your stress and learn how to meditate while practising yoga. There are tons of free apps and resources out there, I recommend https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene.
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