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Self isolated in room, what to do?

  • 14-11-2020 12:54am
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    Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ Bunnypaws


    For two days at least. Have not the concentration to watch videos, even browse boards or read even short chapters of books. Any tips?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,996 ✭✭✭✭ gozunda


    Audio books on YouTube or similar. Ditto documentaries on subjects you're interested in.

    No need to watch - just listen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ Bunnypaws


    Thank you for your reply.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,201 ✭✭✭ Man with broke phone


    How many press ups can you do?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,862 ✭✭✭ Finley Thundering Maze


    I believe the usual response here is to ensure you have unlimited access to the internet and plan to pull the middle out of yourself.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 9,445 Mod ✭✭✭✭ F1ngers




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 108 ✭✭ CountNjord


    Order seed trays and small bag's of compost, a growers lightbulb , then get tapestries of amazing backdrops ...

    Buy tropical house plants and turn your living space into your own world..

    Order a good amplifier with Bluetooth and a set of 600 series Bower's and Wilkinson's speakers...

    Then maybe create your own environment, have a blast..
    Get disco lights too, and in your whole room you could live beyond your wildest expectations...

    I know it's easy for me to say, being absolutely loaded and living in a quirky flamboyant house in the country...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,201 ✭✭✭ Man with broke phone


    CountNjord wrote: »
    Order seed trays and small bag's of compost, a growers lightbulb , then get tapestries of amazing backdrops ...

    Buy tropical house plants and turn your living space into your own world..

    Order a good amplifier with Bluetooth and a set of 600 series Bower's and Wilkinson's speakers...

    Then maybe create your own environment, have a blast..
    Get disco lights too, and in your whole room you could live beyond your wildest expectations...

    I know it's easy for me to say, being absolutely loaded and living in a quirky flamboyant house in the country...

    We could turn our balconies into meditaranean greenhouses.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 108 ✭✭ CountNjord


    We could turn our balconies into meditaranean greenhouses.

    And with all the rain, hydroponics would be the way to go, rainwater is also good for washing the hair...


  • Registered Users Posts: 441 ✭✭ trihead


    Do a MOOC course maybe in something you are interested in or have to do for work ?
    EdX are good quality ones.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    If you can muster up the energy to lister to podcasts they are the way to go. Just lie there and listen! I can recommend "The Tunnel Podcast" ( true story about a tunnel which a group of students dug under the Berlin Wall) and anything from "Casefile" ... but particularly the Silk Road episode.... intriguing story about the dark web.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,980 ✭✭✭ s1ippy


    CountNjord wrote: »
    And with all the rain, hydroponics would be the way to go, rainwater is also good for washing the hair...
    Woah there Ricky Martin


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,046 ✭✭✭ funnydoggy


    Maybe learn some coding?

    A free curriculum teaching the fundamental web development languages here - https://www.theodinproject.com

    Warning - it can be somewhat addictive!


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,904 ✭✭✭✭ BorneTobyWilde


    It's okay to go outside, geez. Just let it be remote, and wear a mask.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,355 ✭✭✭ maebee


    inthehat wrote: »
    If you can muster up the energy to lister to podcasts they are the way to go. Just lie there and listen! I can recommend "The Tunnel Podcast" ( true story about a tunnel which a group of students dug under the Berlin Wall) and anything from "Casefile" ... but particularly the Silk Road episode.... intriguing story about the dark web.

    Great advice. I only discovered podcasts a few months ago and would highly recommend them. I started with the excellent "Case file" and find that I can demolish my room, emptying out wardrobes, drawers etc. whilst being totally distracted from the job by being engrossed in the podcast. There's also the good old fashioned books. Good luck with it OP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,096 ✭✭✭✭ y0ssar1an22


    laptop...watch a tv show. the time will pass in no time at all. throw in the odd ****. order a takeaway


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,046 ✭✭✭ funnydoggy


    laptop...watch a tv show. the time will pass in no time at all. throw in the odd ****. order a takeaway


    2020 in a nutshell :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 639 ✭✭✭ Thats me


    Bunnypaws wrote: »
    For two days at least. Have not the concentration to watch videos, even browse boards or read even short chapters of books. Any tips?

    Don't concentrate. Your body knows better what to do. Presuming you feeling drowsy, dim the light and as it was advised above turn on some movies to avoid boredom. Don't watch - just listen and do not try to concentrate. Do not be afraid to miss something in the movie or podcast, If you get asleep for a some time - it is OK, sleep is better than watching movie for you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ Bunnypaws


    How many press ups can you do?

    If i attempted one id fall flat on my face ha ha. I did manage a 5 min walk outside barely and was still sob. My ribs hurt my eyes hurt. The pain of waitingbfor the text in unbearable


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ Bunnypaws


    Most of the things i cant do, just feel like crying,, being an in convience to my family.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,802 ✭✭✭✭ suicide_circus


    Bunnypaws wrote: »
    Most of the things i cant do, just feel like crying,, being an in convience to my family.
    Ah dont feel like that, thats what family is for!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 219 ✭✭ Halenvaneddie


    Train by day Joe Rogan podcast by night


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,201 ✭✭✭ Man with broke phone


    Plot the downfall of your enemies and think of things you should have said in tense enotional battles you had in the past.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,904 ✭✭✭✭ BorneTobyWilde


    laptop...watch a tv show. the time will pass in no time at all. throw in the odd ****. order a takeaway




    You talk like shes a dude. But she's a gal .


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ Bunnypaws


    Most of the things i cant do, just feel like crying,, being an in convience to my family.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    I believe the usual response here is to ensure you have unlimited access to the internet and plan to pull the middle out of yourself.


    :pac:

    That's more After Hours advice to be fair


  • Registered Users Posts: 151 ✭✭ sekond


    Sleep. I was very ill in March. Couldn’t get a Covid test because the place I had travelled to wasn’t Italy or China but GP was fairly sure that’s what I had, so I isolated from the rest of the family as much as possible. It wasn’t until I finally gave up trying to keep going (I was foolishly trying to work from home at the start) and just slept that I started to improve. I got to the stage that the simple act of drinking a cup of tea needed a 3 hour nap afterwards.

    When you are awake put something on Netflix or similar that you have seen before just so that you can have something to watch that you won’t care too much about missing.

    (If you are breathless, sleeping propped up on a pillow half sitting sometimes helps)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    Bunnypaws wrote: »
    Most of the things i cant do, just feel like crying,, being an in convience to my family.


    This too shall pass :)

    We are living in the best era of all time to have a pandemic, restrictions or the need to isolate

    And at the core of it all, as far as distraction goes, is the Internet and the many ways you can use it to take your mind off things

    I can't even imagine 2020 without Wifi

    If a podcast, TV show or similar doesn't engross you enough I highly recommend a course on Udemy.com. There's many free ones on there or others that'll cost you $20 max

    Hang in there Bunny and there's a very helpful Mental Health thread here if you need it https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2058062109


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ Bunnypaws


    Im negative :) less than 24 hr turnaround rate


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,046 ✭✭✭ funnydoggy


    Bunnypaws wrote: »
    Im negative :) less than 24 hr turnaround rate




    Great stuff Bunnypaws!


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