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Special Feature: Keep Busy While Self-Isolating


Is self-isolation and social distancing taking a toll? Here is a list of ideas to keep you busy:

Creative Writing

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Stretch those creative muscles! Get inspired with some writing prompts below:

Online Libraries

Libraries already have vast online resources, and many of them are extending due dates or lessening borrowing restrictions in the wake of building closures. Online library resources include digital magazines, e-books, audiobooks, music, movies and podcasts. Check out your local library to find out what resources they offer.


If you don’t have an Audible or Audiobooks subscription, check out the following resources:

Leave a comment below with the name of your favourite audiobook!


Have you ever thought about blogging, but never had the time? Now is the perfect time to take the next step. Here are a few resources to get you started:

Professional Development

Take advantage of this period of solitude to catch up on professional development with some of these resources:

Leave a comment below with your favourite blog, podcast or other professional development tool!


And finally, be sure to read Natalia Iwanek’s blog post about self-care during isolation, on the Editors Toronto blog, Boldface.


Let us know how you’re keeping busy during this new era of social distancing.


Previous post from Anna Williams: Quick Topics: Procrastination and the Holidays

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