The Positive Side Effects of a Quarantine

positive side effects of a quarantine

I’m here to bring you the positive sides of a quarantine. I know things are hard right now. There is a lot of uncertainty about the future and what each day holds. But there are some positive things that I have experienced in this short time that my family has been quarantined. 

More Active

My family and I have been way more active since we have been on quarantine. We have been doing a lot of yard work, going for daily walks around the neighborhood and playing in virtual reality to escape the reality of what is going on. I have also been taking my son down the road to the church where there is a basketball goal. There is absolutely no one there. So we safely have the goal to ourselves. 

More Quality Time with the Kids

We have really been spending more time with the kids. We have been playing card games, having movie nights and helping them stay caught up with academics. We are even planning a virtual Dungeons and Dragons with some friends next week. 

Getting to Know Our Neighbors

Now that everyone has to stay home everyone is way more active outside and yearning for human interaction. When we go for walks around the neighborhood people will walk to the edge of their yards to have social distance conversations with us. We have even had some neighbors join us for social distance walks. They will walk on one side of the street while we walk on the other. It has really been a great bonding experience. Kind of stinks that it takes a global pandemic to bring neighbors together. 

Teamwork is Happening on a Global Scale

Virtual concerts are being held to raise money for local businesses who are struggling and artists who have had to cancel their concerts. Churches are coming together to hold virtual services and meetings to make sure that people have hope to hold onto. People are volunteering to go grocery shopping for the elderly and immunocompromised. Parents are coming together to pull together resources for homeschooling. It is a really beautiful thing seeing how everyone is working together to make the most of this situation.

More Time to do the Things I Don’t Normally Have Time For

Last weekend I got to meet back up with my meditation group that I haven’t seen in nearly a year. Our family stays so busy with activities for the kids, volunteer responsibilities and work that I rarely have time for my meditation group. And when I do finally have a free weekend to go meditate with them I just want to take that downtime to spend time with my family. Now that everything is cancelled I’ve been able to attend the meditation groups virtually. 

Those are just a few of the good things that have come from this quarantine. What are some of the positive things that you have noticed from the quarantine? 

25 thoughts on “The Positive Side Effects of a Quarantine”

  1. tayloroldman – Entrepreneur, writer, blogger, come visit us at https://thenewcanadians.com

    The planet earth is healing while we all pause to give her time. Humans have been motivated by greed for so long. We need to pause and reflect on our priorities. Indeed there are positive effects of the quarantine.

  2. Shelley from Sailing Andromeda – Bend, OR – Muffins mean yes.

    One of the benefits of the quarantine in my company has been the transitioning of office workers to work from home. Now that they are home, we may continue allowing them to work from home indefinitely and using technology to harness our collective efforts! Our company is finally embracing this idea.

  3. TWUSS – Bury St Edmunds – I'm Taylor aka TWUSS an Interiors & Lifestyle blogger with a weird obsession for furniture.

    yesss we really need to concentrate on the positives right now!

  4. Singing A New Song – Hello, I'm Shayla! I'm a blogging/vlogging homeschooling mom of many, wife to one, and work at home mom. We are a big, Jesus loving, God fearing family and we love to laugh! Common topics you’ll find here include faith, marriage, motherhood, homeschooling, lifestyle, domestic arts, herbs & oils, and holistic living (with a realistic, big family mama/frugal approach). I love sharing practical solutions we find to problems we encounter, as well as things that inspire and encourage us through this crazy, beautiful journey!

    These are definitely some very positive aspects to being quarantined.

  5. These are all spot on! Now we have time to reconnect, spend time at home.. we are appreciating everything we have and taking advantage of being able to do the things we usually don’t.

  6. Rikki Ridgeway – Hello world! Just a stay at home mom, trying to survive this motherhood life. I hope you enjoy my journey, and will follow along.

    There are definitely some good and bad along with the quarantine, but I’m trying to focus on the positives myself. I love all the positivity here, especially the virtual events to help local businesses, amazing!

  7. aisasami – Japan

    I have been able to work on my self-care routine and also my passions. I have been able to slow down my days and it is so wonderful!

  8. amayszingblogs – Music Gigs Travel Life

    This time of quarantine I’am starting to make bonding with my family and do some workout these are the great ideas about the positive effects of quarantine.

  9. rakshanagaraj – Sydney and Bangalore – Welcome! I’m Raksha Nagaraj, the blogger and social media influencer behind Solopassport. My primary focus is on solo female traveling, hiking, and scuba diving.

    Thanks for this post. I do hope I can see the positivity in these crisis times.

  10. Harish Joshi – Harish is a blogger & web-designer working on Fullonstudy (an educational blog) & FullTechHelp (a tech blog).

    Yeah for sure.. me too, I am learning web development during this period.
    #StayHomeStaySafe

  11. We are surrounded by grim news and updates on the virus that’s wreaking havoc in the whole world. It’s always refreshing to be reminded of the positive things amidst the sea of negativity.

  12. I have definitely been enjoying the increased time with my kids. The first few weeks were hard to find a balance, but I am really appreciating our routine this week. <3

  13. definitely agree except to knowing more about neighbor since we don’t go out and afraid to communicate even to neighbors.

  14. MUAKimPorter – New York City makeup artist, beauty and <a href="http://www.beautyandthebumpnyc.com">mom blogger</a> . I'm a Hofstra University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health. Although my background is in health, beauty and makeup artistry is where my heart lies. I immensely enjoy helping myself and others feel beautiful inside and out. I've launched a beauty blog and a Youtube instructional channel, through these I hope to reach a wider audience and provide the women with a virtual hands-on guide to putting their best face forward. The most important element of my work is to be able to use my creativity to enhance natural beauty, yet bring out a person’s inner beauty and individuality. If you have a beauty or makeup related question, contact me. Your question could be featured on the site! I also accept guest post submissions, check the <a href="http://makeupbykim-porter.com/about/terms/guest-post-submission/">guidelines</a>. ***Brands and PR firms sometime provide press samples of products for review consideration. These brands are not guaranteed a review on Makeup by Kim Porter Blog, nor do we accept payment of any kind for our reviews. For more on our disclosure policies, please see my <a href="http://makeupbykim-porter.com/about/terms/">terms</a> .

    More time to do things or more time to do nothing at all. Either way, I;m not complaining
    Kim recently posted…Fun Things to Stuff in a 9-Year-Old Girl’s Easter Basket

  15. I am definitely enjoying this quarantine. I have more time to spend with my daughters and other member of the families. I do my yoga routine regularly and I enjoyed trying new recipes for my family. Anyways, keep safe everyone.

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