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3 Tips to Stay Home and Stay Productive

Updated: Jan 31

During this prolonged uncertainty, it's tough to feel connected, productive, and motivated. I am here with you. Before we dive into the discussion about how to stay productive, I want you to know that you are not the only one who feels this way and it's okay to feel not productive. Let's begin.


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  • Call or text a person that you care about. Take this initiative to just call a person who you are most familiar with. I know it sounds weird to call or text someone. However, you’ll be surprised by what comes in return. Start with your closest acquaintance in another country? Maybe just say “Hi, how is it going?” or maybe “Blah, blah, blah…I just watched this show.”

  • Gradually adapt to a new schedule. You may enjoy the flexibility of your day and the convenience of no travel time from point A to point B as we are doing things virtually, such as work, school, doctor visits, and some ceremonies. Have you ever felt your time just flies by so fast without a warning? You probably have accidentally read a book or watched a show till 2 am. Well, if you want to have a new schedule or routine to be less flexible then follow my blog and keep reading. I am here with you and support you in this. Let’s be gentle and set a goal with Kaizen in mind so that you can achieve it easily. For example, you go to bed at 2 am every day, you may want to set your goal as “go to bed at 1:30 am 3 days a week during this month.” How does that sound?

  • Develop a hobby. “I don’t have a hobby. I don’t have time for my hobby. How do I start a hobby?” Those are the most explanations I have heard in my life and during my years of practice. Okay, take a deep breath and tell yourself that you are at the right place. I am going to help you develop one, now! Close your eyes, think about a time that you have nothing to do, no task, no house chores, no child-rearing, no nothing. What would you do? Singing in the shower, gazing at stars, or tidying up your garage… I would say those are great hobbies, as long as you feel happy and natural to do them and you do them well. Who said that you cannot clean up your house as a hobby? REMEMBER, the difference is that you feel happy to do it and not causing any harm. Start gazing is my favorite because it’s eco-friendly with a super low carbon footprint. Okay, now you know my new hobby now, don’t judge, tell me about yours.


Resources:

https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2020/12/call-friends/

https://publichealthinsider.com/2020/04/11/staying-connected-while-staying-at-home-tips-for-older-adults/

https://www.nytimes.com/guides/smarterliving/how-to-find-a-hobby

https://www.theartofsimple.net/kaizen-approach-your-goals-gradually/




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