How to Stay Productive during Community Quarantine
May 05, 2021
Covid19 has become a major threat to our health and because of that people are advised to stay home. The government has ordered almost everyone to undergo community quarantine to prevent further contamination. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be productive at home. You can do a lot of things to make your time worthwhile. Here are some tips on how to stay productive at home:
Learn a new skill
Have you always wanted to learn baking or calligraphy? Make use of your time and check out online tutorials or ask your mom/ sister to teach you. Not only will you acquire a new skill, but you’ll also bond with your loved ones.
Decluttering has become a huge trend and for a good reason. It allows people to organize their belongings and it also contributes to mental health. Here are some decluttering ideas to guide you.
It’s time to “purge” your closet of unwanted stuff. One good tip is to segregate your stuff into 3 piles: keep, toss, and maybe. The keep pile is for items that you love and use frequently. If you haven’t used it for 6 months, then put it in the toss pile. The trick is to hold the item and if it doesn’t give you the “happy vibes” then it has to go. If you’re still undecided, then place it in the maybe pile. Store the “maybe” stuff in a box and after six months discard the items you haven’t used.
Your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator also needs decluttering. Start by clearing out all the expired items and throw them away. Keep only food items that can last for at least a week. Organizing your food supply makes it easy for you to do your weekly/ monthly grocery shopping.
Start a Mini Garden
Going green is becoming the norm nowadays. People love to eat and consume organic and healthy foods more than ever. Use your free time and grow your own mini garden. If you have limited space, then you can start with herbs. Buy potted herbs like basil, cilantro, mint, thyme, and tarragon and use these herbs for cooking.
Pamper and Recharge
Self-care is an excellent way of minimizing stress. Stress contributes to a lot of diseases and it disrupts your immune system too. Go ahead and pamper yourself. Take a relaxing bath, put on a hydrating facial mask, or give yourself a pedicure/ manicure. You need to give yourself some time to recharge and unwind.
Be a Tutor
Since classes are suspended then kids have a lot of catching up to do. If you have little kids at home, then you can teach them how to read or write. For older kids, you can teach them how to spell challenging words or solve math problems. It’s also a great bonding activity.
Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring or meaningless. There are a lot of things you can do to stay productive. You can have a Zumba dance-off with your friends or read the book you’ve been eager to finish. The key is to find something you really like so you avoid feeling restless and bored.