With more than a third of the global population confined to their homes to slow the coronavirus pandemic, many are worried how long they will be cooped up.
But being quarantined can be “a good thing” and something “to enjoy,” says veteran Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin.
The 61-year-old, who has made five flights to space spending a combined 671 days aboard the International Space Station, says the main thing is to stay positive.
Here are his five tips for surviving quarantine:
– Get some air –
On the ISS, cosmonauts work “in an alien environment, surrounded by metal and plastic,” Yurchikhin told AFP.
“There are no trees and no plants — except for the ones used for experiments, but we treat it as if it were our home.
“But you guys, you’re really home!