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Our quarantined lives are looking just as over-scheduled. For a few days last week, no one had anywhere to be, writes Annabelle Timsit. But with more and more virtual engagements—Netflix parties and even weddings—the pendulum has already swung back.

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  • When you first started isolating at home (for most of you, sometime last week), did you think you would pick up a hobby? Study for the GRE or GMAT? Spend time meditating or journaling or doing yoga every day? It's become clear in the last few days that the introspective and productive period some of

    When you first started isolating at home (for most of you, sometime last week), did you think you would pick up a hobby? Study for the GRE or GMAT? Spend time meditating or journaling or doing yoga every day? It's become clear in the last few days that the introspective and productive period some of us were imagining we would have during this crisis is going to be really hard to achieve. Why? Because we are over-scheduling our virtual lives with the same zeal as we over-schedule our normal lives. Who has any time left in between the daily Zoom happy hours, spontaneous FaceTime calls from friends, and virtual meditation classes?