I just wanted to start a thread to know how others cope with life in solation during the confinement, what works for you and how do you guys manage your day? I started to develop some anxiety at first because of the stress related to the situation. Surely everyone is different and for me it had quite a significant impact on my life, non related to the virus directly though, mostly morale so nothing too important but still. I'm only starting to adjust positively to life in isolation after 4 weeks! How? - I stopped following the news and only check once a day during a brief time and to update myself on the current situation. Too much information was messing up with my mood and optimism. - I am working (translation) but studying for a Master degree at the same time and this year, exams will be graded through online assignments. I have quite some studying ahead so it keeps me busy, driven and focused. - I was supposed to move to Japan early April for a teaching position near Kobe but agreements have first been postponed then canceled because of the situation and I was very disappointed as I have been planning that for a long time. I started looking for another position and it also keeps me busy working on revamping my resume and doing some job hunting. - thankfully I'm not alone and spend some quality time with my wife and 3-year-old son (who misses school a lot). Spending a lot of time building Duplo and Lego! Playing a lot outdoor too as we have a large garden. Seeing life through my kid is surely the best way to cheer me up and keep me sane! - I started doing a lot of sports at the beginning of my isolation, including badminton shadow drills, but since 1 week I completely stopped any exercices (only walking with the family for an hour a day). Somehow, right now I can't find the motivation knowing the season is finished for me and I don't necesary like working out unless it is for a badminton oriented goal. I actually think less of badminton because it becomes very frustrating quickly if I watch a match on TV or think about it. A bit frustrated about it as it's the first time since I started badminton that I have to let go of it but that's how it is at the moment. - Learning a new language. It's been 4 years now I study Japanese but it's on and off as usual. Regardless of the isolation or not I can't keep up with it on a regular basis. I always learn hard for 2 weeks then stop for a few days or longer before getting back at it etc. That's the pattern I'm in. Currently not learning much Japanese after having made some good efforts during the first weeks of isolation. - Food! Eating more than usual but trying to keep it healthy. We do bbq and bake a lot of cakes or pies. Trying not to put too much sugar. Well how do you guys manage to stay sane, focused and optimist when in isolation? Talking about it is a good way to vent it out too!