I haven’t been able to travel as much, but it gives me some time to work on myself and get work done.
Mostly I’ve been staying indoors and have been trying to find ways to stay productive throughout the days. It can get hard to maintain self-discipline when the bed is very near or when you get tired, it’s easy to fall asleep and procrastinate, so here are some tips that will help you stay productive.
Maintain A Schedule and Habit
A habit while is difficult to form, is harder to get rid of. If you have bad habits, you need to unlearn those habits and form new habits to replace them.
If you tend to sleep late, then it’s a good way to start waking up early and getting your work done early in the morning when you have the most amount of freewill and creative potential.
It is said that a habit takes over 1 month to form and two months to actually become a part of you. Due to the lockdown, bad habits can form very easily such as sleeping too much, eating unhealthy foods, and letting yourself go, etc. Which is why maintaining your schedule and keeping things consistent with good habits is more important than anything during these times.
Meditate and Workout
Meditation can do wonders for your mind. It relaxes your thoughts and you are not wandering off into unnecessary thoughts. Learn to focus your thoughts and gain clarity for your life. It’s one of the most opportune time to reflect on oneself and gain a better understanding of your inner thoughts.
Most of the time we are unaware of the thoughts that go through a mind, but when we learn to be aware of our thoughts and develop a different mindset, it can do wonders for your mental well-being.
Besides mental health, it’s also important to take care of your physical health. Even if you can’t go outside, doing a few pushups, sit-ups, and stationary cardio is an important aspect keeping a healthy bod.
Use Standing Desk & Chair
A standing desk chair might be something to consider for your physical health. It allows you to perform your work while standing. You get more bloodflow within your body and you get some exercise.
Being more productive while you work and focus are few other other bonuses that come with it. There are various selections and choices that you can choose from and choosing one that is best suited for you won’t be that difficult.
Since I am in relatively good shape, I have one that is more or less a standing chair. When I need to take a break, I lean on my standing desk chair to get a little bit of rest before getting back to work.
Eat Healthy Foods
This might be even more important than exercise as diet can make or break your body. Eat leafy greens, fruits, and whole foods. It’s easy to rely on processed foods or junk foods during these times, but try to maintain a healthy diet for a healthy mind and body.
It could be a good time to learn how to cook and learn new skills even. Websites such as Udemy, Masterclass etc are some places where you can learn plenty of new skills and develop yourself as a person.
Plus you will be saving a lot of money if you will be making food yourself and preparing your own meals. Compared to eating out, you might save 5 to 10 times than what you normally spend on food. But try to avoid processed sugars and meals that are full of saturated fats and chemicals.