Before the lockdown, I used to wake up early, go for lectures (I was always already on my way to lecture by 8am), and I used to get all my sh*t done but quarantine brought out the lazy part of me. There were times during the quarantine that I just wanted to laze in bed all day haha. It can be so hard to stay productive while quarantining and so here are tips to help you be more productive even while quarantining.
GET UP AND GET DRESSED
I must admit that it can be so hard to want to get dressed during quarantine but getting dressed gives you that work mentality. It makes your brain think in the work direction. Quarantine has seen me wearing my PJ all day lol but I find that getting dressed does motivate me to get things done and getting dressed does help prepare me and my mind for work. Getting dressed plays an important role in productivity. Getting dressed improves the overall mood throughout the day and it increases productivity.
CREATE A WORKSPACE FOR YOURSELF
By saying a workspace, I mean a space where you can work with little to no distractions (A space away from distractions of any kind). If you create a workspace in the children’s room for instance, you will probably end up not doing anything lol. An at home workspace, is a perfect way to boost your productivity during the lockdown. Having a workspace helps you get into work mode. It helps you focus, it increases productivity and it helps minimize distraction.
GO FOR A MORNING WALK
Morning walks are refreshing. Walking for a few minutes every morning can give you just the boost you need to start your day. Staying in the same space everyday can make it difficult to be productive and staying in the same space everyday can also make you lose motivation to work but going for a morning walk does help clear the mind and it helps start the day on a clean note. Most times, I come back from my morning walk ready to tackle everything on my to-do list for the day.
CREATE A TO-DO LIST AND PUT A CHECK MARK ON THE COMPLETED ITEMS
A to-do list always comes in handy. There is something about to-do lists that make you want to get things done. A to-do list is always a source of motivation for me and getting to tick or put a checkmark on completed items make me feel so happy. I create to-do lists regardless of the quarantine and they are a major source of motivation for me to get things done. Here’s my to-do list for today!