How to Use Behavioral Design to Survive COVID Isolation

Alexandra Fiorillo
Apr 14, 2020 · 8 min read

The first two weeks of March were a blur for me. I’d contracted full-blown COVID-19, not enough to put me in the hospital, but enough to keep me confined to home. Combined with the stay-at-home order that followed, I was looking at six weeks of self-isolation, with little to do beyond laying in bed, watching Netflix, and FaceTime-ing family and friends.

The idea of spending that long alone, only to emerge having accomplished nothing, filled me with dread. Add to that concerns about slowing client work, hardly any physical activity, no…