As the weeks scroll through, it is becoming apparent that being quarantined at home is very isolating. The chance of you socializing with anyone is practically zero, and the thought of you having to stare at the screen for eight hours a day for the next six to seven weeks is nothing short of draining. For myself it is no different. With every week it feels like the boredom is getting to me more and more, demotivating me from doing anything significant.
The repetition became very apparent to me. Each day is the same thing: waking up at 7:30, having breakfast at 7:45, going to online classes until lunch, and continuing with online classes until the day is complete, have dinner, and that is it. For the free time in between I can do whatever I want: whether to work out, do homework, or spending the rest of the day playing games on my laptop. I even get to go outside but considering the circumstances of the virus, it is very ill-advised. I have tried to spice my life up with a couple of extra-curricular things like practicing guitars or to cook stuff using one of the staff’s kitchen, so the repetition is reduced somewhat, but overall the choices are very limited.
The increase of free time does not mean the reduction of the amount of homework given to me. It actually felt like that it increased by quite a few folds ever since the start of quarantine. But I cannot confirm for real because it felt relatively natural with the amount of work I was getting. I believe that the change of academic experience only changed the type of work I was getting, not the workload.
Being quarantined is indeed very boring and mentally draining for me, but it is necessary if I want to be healthy. I think that this is quite a necessary experience if the world experiences something like this again. I think that this is an essential experience for me if I ever live in an isolated setting in the future.