Quarantine Resolutions That You Can Actually Stick To!


Jenna Castellano, Student Life

At the start of quarantine, we all said that we were going to use this time to improve ourselves and set goals to achieve. But let’s face it… most of us haven’t actually come close to achieving them. It’s like New Year’s all over again! No more excuses. Here are 10 quarantine resolutions you can actually stick to:


  1. Get More Sleep!


Doing online school, or being in high school in general, really takes a toll on the body. The average teen needs around 8-10 hours of sleep to put 100% into a day. Unfortunately, the average high school student sleeps around 6 hours every night, and it shows. Lucky for us, this resolution is easy to stick to because our bodies naturally tell us when enough is enough and it’s time to go to bed. Plus, most of us don’t have to get up at 6 AM right now! With good time management, this goal is totally possible.


  1. Better Time Management!


We’ve all been there. The night before an assignment is due, fingers slamming on the keyboard at lightning speed so that you can make the ten o’clock deadline. Using a planner and setting reminders can really help you procrastinators get a move on while we don’t have a teacher or a bell schedule to repeatedly remind us what time it is and when things are due.


  1. Exercise


Let’s face it. We all say that we’re going to go on that run or bike ride, but we never actually do it. With the time being practically handed to us by the quarantine, why not take advantage of the time you have and achieve your fitness goals while social distancing? 


  1. Spend More Time With Family and Friends (Online)!


This one is a no brainer! We spend so much time glued to our phones or preoccupied with homework, whether we are in quarantine or going about our daily lives, that we don’t take the time to hang out with our family and friends. Maybe you can use this time to get closer to your friends (online of course), or have lunch on Zoom with your family members to catch up.


  1. Hydrate!


As silly as it sounds, we don’t consume anywhere near as much water as we should. There is a long list of benefits that come with doing so, including clearer skin, less headaches, and weight loss. So why not? You have the time!


  1. Stress Less!


Online school is stressful! The pressure to complete all of your schoolwork while still allowing enough time to complete your responsibilities at home can lead to poor mental health, which is not something you want to cope with during these worrying times. If you aren’t feeling 100%, it reflects on what you do. Just take deep breaths and take a break. If you need to, contact your SAC if the stress is really getting to you. The world can wait for a little 🙂


  1. Block Out The Irrelevant People!


We all have those people in our lives who make us miserable. Utilize this time to strengthen your relationships with those who care about you and forget about the toxic people you had to face when we weren’t in quarantine. They aren’t worth your time or energy.


  1. Be Kinder to Yourself!


In today’s world, we pick out all of the worst parts about ourselves and harp on them. Instead of focusing on the negatives, look at what makes you beautiful/handsome inside and out. Share that selfie you’ve been debating whether or not to post. Wear that outfit that you’ve been too self-conscious to wear. Be confident (from home)!


  1. Find Time For You!


There’s only so much time in a day, even during the quarantine. But when you have good time management, you can juggle school and time for yourself so that you can practice self-care. It’s super important that you take time to decompress and relax during these troubling times. You don’t always have to be working on your schoolwork. Taking a bath or sitting and playing video games are great ways to take the load off.


  1. Embrace Your Uniqueness!


We are all different, and sometimes we let the social norms diminish what makes each one of us special. This may seem like the cheesiest resolution on this list, but it is also one of the most important. If everyone was the same, the world would be so boring. There’s only one you. Embrace that uniqueness and share it (from at least 6 feet away of course)!