PICK A SIDE: Who has it tougher during quarantine
Published April 3, 2020 at 5:29 pm
If you’ve been like most good Ontarians, you’ve probably been staying in as much as possible, and only going out for essential reasons.
However, while staying in quarantine is necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s also not the most exciting way to spend time.
You can only spend your time watching TV/movies, playing video games, and/or reading for so long before you start to feel stir crazy.
But, who has it worse?
In most situations, people are either quarantining by themselves, with their spouse, or with their family.
Those who are by themselves can begin to feel depressed and isolated from a lack of human contact–it can be incredibly difficult when you’re constantly alone (especially for extroverts).
However, those who are on their own do have the opportunity to use the extra time they have to work on things they’ve been putting off.
As well, they don’t have to compromise regarding what they do with their time–they can spend it however they want because they’re by themselves.
For couples, having someone to spend the time with can be both a blessing and a curse.
On the one hand, they have someone to do things with, like play games (of the board, video, or perhaps drinking variety); help carry the load when it comes to things around the house, such as cooking and cleaning; and just talk to and spend time with.
On the other hand, it can be difficult spending all your time with someone–even someone you love.
When you’re stuck inside all the time with someone, all the things they do that annoy you become amplified, and there’s nothing you can do to get away from them–especially if you live in a small apartment.
For families with kids, these times can be especially challenging.
For parents who aren’t working, they have to constantly come up with ways to keep their kids entertained, and possibly keep their minds engaged while they’re off from school.
For parents who are still working, it can be even more difficult; they have to balance working from home, which comes with a myriad of distractions in its own right, as well as taking care of their kids.
So, Mississauga, what do you think?
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