COVID-19 memes: Being in self-isolation can be boring, so why not look at some memes to distract yourself. Picture: Clay Bennett | Timesfresspress.
COVID-19 memes to help brighten your day
By ilovelimerick correspondent Roisin Smart
Being inside all day can make your mind go into overdrive and cause you to feel down, especially with all that is happening in the world. To try and help lighten your day, here are a few funny videos and COVID-19 memes to distract you. While the situation is serious it is also important to keep a positive attitude. Poking fun at the crisis can help take away some of the panic and anxiety surrounding it.
1. Kicking it off we have one for sports fans.
Update: Not all sports are cancelled pic.twitter.com/VHmxFinflV
— Marty O (@martoo14) March 14, 2020
Just because you can’t go outside, why not make your own fun? As proved above by this Twitter user who made his own curling game with a Roomba and a sweeping brush. Let your imagination take the reins and feel like a kid again. Just try not to break anything.
2. Sometimes the rules are hard to stick by
Day 1: I have stocked up on enough non-perishable food and supplies to last me for months, maybe years, so that I can remain in isolation for as long as it takes to see out this pandemic
Day 1 + 45 minutes: I am in the supermarket because I wanted a Twix
— Sir Michael (@Michael1979) March 12, 2020
When you’re hungry, you’re hungry. Being inside with not much to do can make you dream about all the things you could be eating. All jokes aside, please stay inside no matter how tempting a Twix may be.
3. Everyone spends their isolation differently
While taking this time to exercise and aim for a healthier lifestyle is great, sometimes sitting down and eating crisps is just as tempting. Which one do you relate to more?
4. Sometimes it’s hard to think of things to say
Spending time with family can be relaxing, or stressful. Sometimes even just thinking of things to say can be hard. With everyone home from work, school and college in self-isolation now’s a great time to learn things about each other that you may have never known. Who knows? Maybe you do have the same interests after all!
5. Spending time with your pets is always an option
Self- isolation gives us time that we can spend time with our pets. Some people are getting creative, as seen above. Just because they might not understand what you say to them, doesn’t mean you can’t challenge them to an old fashioned game of Tic-Tac-Toe.
6. Celebrating the small things is important
Since there’s nowhere to go, we have to work from home and attend class virtually, some days even getting out of bed can feel like an achievement. So make sure to give yourself a pat on the back for something as small as moving.
7. Being a parent during this time
While kids are a gift, they can get on your nerves. As seen in the TikTok above, most parents have probably had the same feeling.
8. It feels like our schedules are packed now
Comedian Paolo Camilli perfectly captures everyone’s life in quarantine at the moment. We’re busier now than we were before! This video even shows that no matter where you are in the world, we all try something to keep us occupied.
While the COVID-19 crisis occurs, it’s important to try and keep a positive mindset to push through this current rough patch. Remember to follow the guidelines set and to stay indoors so both you and the people around you are safe. If we can keep a bright outlook, hopefully, the time in self-isolation will pass quickly.
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