The declaration of a pandemic at the start of a new decade is certainly an indication that we are living in a surreal time. A virus taking the world by storm sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie; only this time the risks and realizations are real. As a preventive measure to the spread of the highly contagious novel coronavirus, several countries all across the world have imposed a lockdown.
Well, staying at home does not have to be dull. While you have a plethora of time to sit back and contemplate, you might want to set certain goals or build certain habits that may be beneficial in the long run. You might simply want to take a break to declutter or try your hand at something new. All in all, the possibilities are endless.
If you are looking for ideas to make this lockdown super-productive, take a look at the tips below.
Best Ways To Make a Lockdown More Productive
Start a Morning Ritual
Now that you do not have to worry about rushing to work or getting started with daily chores the first thing in the morning, you might very well start a healthy morning routine. You can start with a warm/cold shower or a cup of your favourite tea and get started for the day. Try to avoid snoozing and build the habit of waking up at the same time every day. It is also important that you re-hydrate and drink plenty of water.
Schedule Your Day
Make a mental note of the tasks you have at hand for the day. It is also important to build the habit of doing one thing at a time. Scheduling your day also calls for arranging your priorities to match your goals. Try to tick everything off your to-do list by the end of the day. Remember to take short breaks and treat yourself to a good time.
Keep up with your spirits and start eating healthy. You must detox from junk intake and eliminate caffeine, alcohol, sugar, and sugar substitutes. You can learn to make quick and easy meals and have them to keep yourself energized throughout the day.
The lockdown is no excuse for bailing out on exercise. Various gym and yoga studios are offering classes online. You may also take help from some YouTube videos and try exercises that will keep you active and healthy in mind and body.
There is a gamut of other things you can do to utilize your time in the best way possible this lockdown. Above all, let us take the initial steps to be more productive and responsible beings and come out of the situation stronger.
Shehnaz Ali Siddiqui is a Corporate Communications Expert by profession and writer by Passion. She has experience of many years in the same. Her educational background in Mass communication has given her a broad base from which to approach many topics. She enjoys writing around Public relations, Corporate communications, travel, entrepreneurship, insurance, and finance among others.