Continuing Work & Improving Productivity during COVID-19

In the aftermath of ending binge-worthy Netflix shows and catching lost hours of blessed sleep, we have all encountered two common opponents – procrastination and idle hood. The claustrophobic life of a couch potato is well suited to but a few. With all the time in the world, it is only natural one falls prey to the fangs of idle hood. After all, who does not miss smoking breaks and cafeteria lunches with friends and co-workers? But it is high time we adapted to this life. The gears and cogs of the world are not going to stop. Neither should we.

Although telecommuting does not work fare well as a substitute for specific professions that require physical presence; it does tackle administrative and technological fields effectively. If you were not able to shine in your past work environment, now’s the perfect opportunity. Commencing with a light breakfast, morning exercises can serve as pragmatic starters for your indoor day. One can do more than just read a newspaper; illustrated comics, crossword puzzles and daily horoscopes can serve as mediums of amusement. Keep yourself updated with the current on goings of the world but don’t let it get to your head. Panic is contagious.

Read a book. A hardcover would be preferable as compared to a digital version. You might want to lower your screen time. Set a timer for your social media and limit it to no more than 15 min per day. Learn a language of your choice and practice writing as well as listening to it. It will do wonders for your CV. Take cooking classes. Make a scrumptious omelette by yourself. Connect with your kith and kin. It is an ideal time to forge bonds. Write. Draw. Express yourself and let your imagination manifest itself, flawed though the results may be.

Set daily goals for yourself and adhere to a work schedule. Evolving self-discipline might be challenging but it can yield an abundance of rewards. Refine your charisma and generate efficiency. Look up information relevant to your business enterprise through SEO tools. Fortify your cybersecurity by installing a firewall and an antivirus. Be a step ahead of your competitors by crafting a honed telecommuting policy. Redefine your web page with eye candy and interactive elements. Be your customer. Attract your audience by segregating people accordingly. And last, but not the least, be yourself. You’ve got a friend in solitude.