How to Continue to Be Productive During Challenging Times

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, April 2, 2020

How to Continue to Be Productive During Challenging Times

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, April 2, 2020

Sometimes, during challenging times, you are forced to maintain distance from other people and continue working from home. Many people find this very difficult. They’re not used to being home everyday, and it can be tempting to just let go completely.

You might find yourself oversleeping and spending the whole day in your pajamas. You may not even have the motivation needed to cook yourself something good to eat, leave alone continuing to be productive. Here are a few tips to help you get through these challenging times:

Make Your House a Haven

Most people feel uncomfortable working from home because they feel like they are being forced to do it. But if you make your home as comfortable as possible, you’ll be more productive.

Right now may not be the best time to go shopping for new furniture, but you can at least keep your home clean and neat. Take the time to put things away everyday, do your laundry, make your bed, water your plants etc. When there’s no mess in your surroundings, you feel clearer in your head too.

Come Up with a Game Plan

You might wake up in the morning unsure of what you’re going to do that day. What can you do from home? What things are going to be impossible? Should you leave aside work altogether and focus on your personal projects? Each person’s situation is different.

You need to make some time to sit down every morning and come up with a game plan. Decide what you’re going to accomplish on that day. Set some goals and celebrate when you’re able to meet them, even if it’s just with a cup of coffee or a show on Netflix.

Physical and Mental Health

When you’re faced with challenging times like the present, you may experience anxiety, fatigue, mood swings etc. It’s very important to take care of your health, first and foremost. So make sure that you get enough sleep and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Look up some workout videos so that you can stay fit while you’re stuck at home.

If you know any good method of meditation, be sure to use it as often as possible, when you start feeling anxious, angry, sad etc. Don’t ignore the way you are feeling. Don’t force yourself to keep going despite your anxiety or fear. Just accept that you are anxious, sad, angry etc. and tell yourself that it’s ok and normal to feel that way.