Lockdown is a new way of life we’re all having to grow used to. Across the world, people from almost all countries are being encouraged to stay home, only leaving when absolutely necessary, such as to buy food or to pick up medication or seek medical help. Many of us are struggling to feel productive during this time. Not only are we not used to being in the house all day every day and may feel like there’s nothing to do, but we may also be feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, which can easily lead to procrastination or listlessness. So, to help you keep your chin up and get things done, even under these odd circumstances, here are a few tips and tricks that can help to keep you as productive as possible!
Working from Home
Some people have been forced out of work by coronavirus, as they’re unable to work on a remote basis. But if you can work remotely, you’re in luck! You can still generate an income and get by more easily. However, working from home is very different to working from an office. You’re going to have to make sure you’re productive of your own accord, as you’re not going to have a manager watching over your shoulder during your working hours. Take a little time to read up tips to work from home. It’s also a good idea to try to maintain as much of a routine around work as possible. Still get up early, shower and eat breakfast before sitting down to work for the day. Make sure you still take sufficient breaks. Make sure you still finish at your usual time. If you find that you’re struggling, or can think of anything that will help you to be more productive, reach out to your manager or boss and make some suggestions!
Now is a great time to pick up some new hobbies. They can simply be fun. They can teach you a skill. They could prove to be something you continue even once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted. No matter what your personal interests, there’s bound to be something that suits you down to a tee! Some popular options include baking, learning a new language, reading, writing, painting, arts and crafts, jigsaw puzzles, learning to play an instrument and much more. So, give a few different things a try until you find something that you can really focus on!
The current time could be a chance to work on the relationships in your life. Reach out to friends you haven’t spoken to in a long time. Talk to family members who you don’t usually get the time to catch up with as regularly as you’d like to. There are plenty of ways to do this from home. Most people are now enjoying video call apps, like Zoom and Houseparty!
You don’t have to complete any gargantuan feats during lockdown. But this can prove to be a productive time if you handle and face things the right way and with a positive can-do attitude!