We are living in a time full of uncertainty given the recent happenings. With the pandemic potentially on the rise again, it’s easy to feel discouraged, scared, stressed, and all other sorts of emotions. It’s also easy to feel unmotivated. However, given that some of us may have some extra time on our hands, there are many ways to better ourselves. Check out these ways you can stay productive during these uncertain times.
Read a Book
When life was normal, it was easy to get into a routine of going to work, coming home, eating, and then flipping on the TV until we go to bed. While that might be easy now, at this point, you may be a bit tired of watching TV. With some extra time, perhaps you can read that book that’s been sitting on your bedside table for months. Reading is a great habit to get into, especially before bed, as it can help you better fall asleep compared to the blue light of screens. Organizing a virtual book club with your book-loving friends can also help keep you connected and motivate you to read more. Next time you’re looking for something to do, pick up a book!
Get into Gardening
Have you dreamed of growing your own herbs, or even having live plants in your apartment or out on the porch? Now is the time! Do your research, figure out what you’re looking for, and spend the weekend gathering your supplies. This is a fun and rewarding hobby that will be useful throughout your life. If plants have always been something you’re interested in, but you’ve claimed there wasn’t enough time, give it a whirl with the extra time on your hands!
Set a New Sleep Schedule
With fewer evening plans and working from home, now is a great time to actually catch up on your sleep. Why not try to get yourself into the habit of going to bed a bit earlier? They say it takes an average of 66 days to form a habit. During this time, try to set your phone (or book!) down, turn off the lights, and go to bed. Soon enough, you won’t feel groggy waking up in the morning if you’re getting an adequate amount of sleep!
Try Something New
Whether it’s something as small as trying a new dinner recipe to as big as learning a new language, it’s important to branch out. Make it a goal to try something new, often! Not only will this give you new experiences, but it will also make life more interesting in a time when it may not seem so exciting. Write down a few things that you’ve always wanted to try, and set your mind to it!
Do a Deep Clean
A chore we often push to the back burner is cleaning. Not just tidying up here and there — really cleaning. Now that you may have some extra time, start with getting rid of the items you truly don’t use. Next, you can begin to deep clean your apartment! While this doesn’t seem like the most fun thing to do, you will certainly feel better afterward. Take one day to get your apartment straight, then kick back and relax!
While it’s easy to feel a lack of motivation during a time where many things aren’t happening, there are also plenty of activities you can do to stay productive. Whether you pick up a new book, try out a new recipe, or get to bed early, do whatever you think will make you feel the most productive for your lifestyle.
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