3/24/2020

5 Ways I'm Staying Productive During This Time





It's been a whole week since we've been quarantined for COVID 19. I'll be honest it took me a couple of days to calm myself down because it had me so worried. But I prayed, cried and prayed some more about it. I can say I'm thankful that during this time I'm still able to get paid because there are so many others who are not getting paid during this time. I'm thankful that I'm able to purchase groceries and other items because there are some people who are not able to. A way to cope with what's going on is to take it one day at a time.


Another way to keep my mind off what's going on is to stay productive. My fiance reminded me how I would always say I don't have the time to do this or that. But now it's time to do so.  Here are a few things that I have done and will continue to do during this time.


1. Creating a to-do list
 Every morning before I get my day started, I would create a to-do list on sticky notes. Creating a to-do list keeps me sane and reminds me of what I need to accomplish for the day. This where my planner comes into place. If you don't use a planner, this would be a perfect time to use one.

2. Read or Color:
Listen on a daily basis, I never get a chance to read or color. I'm always on the go and any downtime that I have, I'm too tired. I'm putting it in my schedule to at least read or color.  This also helps me escape from what's going on.

3. Doing work outside my bedroom
I learned this from my college course that doing any work in your bedroom is not the best. So what I did was clean up my office area and made it nice enough to work in. Your environment plays a big factor in how productive you will be for the day.

4. Take A Break
If you're working from home or helping your kids with homeschool work, don't forget to take a break.  you may become overwhelmed and burned out.  Step away from the screen, close the book, do what you need to do to take a break. This isn't a time to add more stress to your life.

5. Organize
I'm also using this time to organize my space. There are so many things taking up space that I need to let go of. Pretty soon Timothy and I will be moving in together and I would hate to bring unneeded
items.  Cleaning is also very therapeutic to me as well.

I know right now is it a bit rough but I encourage you to take it one day at a time. If you need to take a step back from things then do that.  Don't let anyone make you feel like you'overreacting or you don't care what's going on. We're all handling this differently.  Be kind, this is all new to us and show a little sympathy.

Love,
Ireana



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