We’ve been in quarantine for more almost 2 months now and If you're following the demands of our government, you’re reading this cocooned in that safety of your home under lockdown or quarantine.
It was all fun and games the first few weeks with some Netflix, extra time to sleep in, spend time with the kids and do some kitchen experiments but now that it's been a while reality has kicked in hasn’t it?
Your children are at home full time because the schools are all closed. You still need to get office work done, keep the kids occupied, entertained and play the part of school teacher.
Feeling a little stir-crazy and developing cabin fever? It’s frustrating I know, precisely this article. Check out these 5 simple ways to keep being productive! You can do it, we are all in this together!
KEEP A PLANNER
Maintaining a planner helps with not only time management, according to licensed psychologist Barbara Markway the feeling of crossing off a completed task also provides stress relief. Utilizing a daily planner can also spark creativity and allow a new idea for a task to emerge. Whether a digital or a physical planner, this tool will definitely help to stay organized and productive while learning remotely.
MAINTAIN A CONSISTENT SCHEDULE
The phrase “consistency is key” is very relevant during times like these, where we are confined to the space of our homes. A consistent schedule allows for necessary tasks such as working out, cleaning around the house, and completing school work to be completed. After a while, your schedule will become a habit, making it much easier to do schooling from home.
MAKE (OR REASSESS) YOUR BUDGET
We all know that the COVID-19 crisis has tanked the markets, which might have made you concerned about money. Seeing clearly exactly where your money is going can help you feel more prepared to meet uncertain times. If you already have a budget (congratulations on being responsible), you might consider revisiting it. Are there instances where you can save? Budgeting and saving are things that take time to figure out, so take the time while you have it.
CHECK IN WITH YOUR NETWORKING CONTACTS
Lots of people are working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. The COVID-19 pandemic actually provides a great opportunity to check in with people who perhaps you’ve been meaning to talk to. You can ask them how they’re doing, if they’re working from home, what the situation looks like wherever they’re at. Even a quick interaction of touching base with someone to check in on their health and safety is a thoughtful thing to do and a great way to stay on the radar of those that you work closely with.
BE GOAL ORIENTED
Setting goals, whether that be to take the trash out or to submit a school project, is a very important aspect of remaining productive in our day to day lives. Most individuals are stuck at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, making it easy to lounge around and put off certain tasks. Simple things such as creating a to-do list or scheduling your school day will allow a greater performance. Setting even the smallest goals allows a sense of accomplishment and ultimately leads to an increase in productivity.
Staying at home for extended periods of time can be a challenge. So wash your hands, regularly wipe down the things you touch frequently, and try to use the time to accomplish something productive. Hope these tips help!
About the writer: Shaura Cuyan writes about all the hottest Real Estate trends and predictions for Summit VA Solutions! She has previously written for a number of freelancing gigs and writes her own blog on lifestyle and current issues. She is a Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communication, taking up her Masters in Development Communication.