Have you ever felt lethargic and futile while performing daily tasks in Lockdown? If yes, then this is a perfect read for you.
Productivity in most simple terms, refers to the quality of creating and enhancing the work efficiency throughout the day. For many of us, this Pandemic has significantly disrupted our productivity, which directly influences our health, work and mental peace. So here, we present you with fifteen useful tips to stay productive during the lockdown.
1.) Design a proper morning schedule: This tip goes well with the famous line, “ Beginning is the most important yet the hardest part.” Yes, you read that right, design a proper morning schedule for yourself a day prior to the actual day, and try to inculcate and follow those goals, bringing strong focus on them, whether they are achievable or not.
2.) Organise a healthy morning Routine: The key to a healthy body and mind surely goes up with a clean body, a healthy diet and proper exercise. So, try to wake up before 9 AM, have a daily bath to channelize your energy and then have a healthy breakfast to optimize your goals. In addition to this, one must try to perform 30-40 minutes daily exercise to improve body’s efficiency to stay productive.
3.) Catch up with Family and Friends: In leisure time, instead of wasting time on social media platforms and games, try to spend quality time with family and friends. Try to do fun activities and play board games. Give yourself priority before work or studies at that time. This tip will ultimately help you to reduce your screen time and will bring positive vibes.
4.) Learn Something New: If you are still facing boredom, then try to learn something new in your leisure period. It could be learning a new Art, reading books, joining online courses or photography. Just try to explore your creative side and think of ideas that are unique.
5.) Get Sufficient Sleep: Yes, this is one of those important tips which you all might think is something, out of the blue, but in reality, it is really important. Getting sufficient and a sound sleep helps the brain to carry out actions in a more positive and constructive way. A person, who is not having proper sleep, is prone to be more lethargic and inactive throughout the day.
6.) Don’t Procrastinate: Although each one of you will try to give your level best, but sometimes you will find yourself getting distracted or procrastinating. And it’s totally natural, yet envitable. So, at this point, try to give yourself sufficient breaks, relax and medidate to release out unnecessary chunks of stress, and then again rethink from a new perspective.
8.) Read something completely unrelated to your subject: Yes, you can try this. Let’s say, if you are a Science Student, try reading History Books, or maybe you should try an art. Doing tasks different from our interest, will help in expanding your horizon and will give you a chance to have a elaborate thinking.
9.) Listen Up: Try listening to music, audio-books and podcasts. It will definitely help you in improving your hearing, concentration and communication skills. On the other hand, it is a great leisure hobby too.
10.) Deep Clean your Room: Well, if you are someone who is conscious about cleanliness, then this tip is not much of use for you. But, in general, people who find it difficult to clean and maintain their room, this is the perfect time to reorganize and deep clean your room once in a week.
11.) Get Green- Fingered: Yes, you can try gardening, if you are lucky enough to have a balcony or a garden. It is a meticulous hobby to pursue, and it helps us to connect with nature. Even if you don’t have a balcony or garden, you can still keep a plant in your house at a place with sufficient solar light.
12.) Create a Separate Workspace: If you are facing distraction or uneasiness studying or working in your room, you can shift to another room or space, where you will be comfortable and can carry out daily tasks.
13.) Write a Journal/ Blog: If you are a great lover of writing, I can imagine you already doing this task. But, even if you are not interested in writing, then also atleast maintain a journal, where you will write your daily events, your goals accomplishments and any specific achievement or downfall from which you can learn. Maybe, at first, you might find this task boring, but trust me, the after-effects are surely magical, and soon it will become your habit.
14.) Try Bird-Watching: Sitting beside a window and just staring out, seems boring, right? Then, why not, make this task interesting? Is there a way we can turn this boring task interesting? Yes, Offcourse. You can start Bird-Watching. And don’t say, you are not able to watch them. In the ongoing pandemic, nowadays we are significantly less harming the nature. And offcourse, we are not out of our homes, so these cute-little creatures have found their liberty, and are proudly using it. So, just sit and peek.
15.) Help Needy People: If you are happy and well-content with your life in Pandemic, them you should try to spread happiness among others too. It not goes for all, but if you are financially stable, even during the pandemic,try to volunteer for the needy and help them in this hour of crisis.
With the ongoing surge in the health issues faced by people due to this Pandemic, these 15 tips will surely help you to establish a stable mindset and a healthy body. At the end, I would like to end my words with a quote by Benjamin E. Mays,
“ The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal, the tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”
I hope this article will prove to be useful for you all.