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How to Make Your Day Productive: A Stay at Home Edition

Updated on August 20, 2020

How to make your day Productive: A Stay at Home Edition

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are obliged to stay at home for our good and safety whether we like it or not. Staying at home during this pandemic is the best thing we can do and our best contribution to the government as they manage to keep us safe. Life at home is one of the new normal today, here are some things to consider on how to become a productive individual during this stay at home pandemic edition:

How to become a productive individual during this stay at home pandemic edition:

1. Read the Bible

Some say the secret of a happy life is giving God the first part of your day, the priority to every decision, and the first place in your heart. Starting our day with prayer after we woke up is the best sign of being productive. Based on my own experience, as I woke up I grab my bible diary which was given to me way back year 2017 I read it according to its date. It indeed gives me a strong drive to take action to my day as the feeling of I can do whatever I want to do. Putting God first enables us to experience a safe and peaceful day and He doesn't want us to worry about anything, we just need to trust Him.

If you don't have an available bible, no worries, I suggest that you just have to grab your phone and download any bible app (according to your choice). There's a lot of ways to talk and communicate with God first.

Talk to God first

2. Exercise - Work it Out

Exercise is a way of making our mind and body in its harmonious state. Exercise makes our body becomes healthier every day. A set of basic no equipment workout a day is a lot better, say for example 7-10 minutes stretching, jumping jacks, bodyweight squat, push-ups, and burpees. You can do this comfortably inside your bedroom or in any not so large space at home. We have the belief that exercising benefits us such as it helps a person to lowers the risk of having a disease, helps a person to lose weight, and helps a person to keep healthy. As my everyday stretching routine I play a video (click the video below) that I found on YouTube, it might be also helpful to you to improve your body's blood circulation. Further, after the exercise routine drink enough amount of water to bring back the heart rate to normal.

Stretching Routine/How to Grow Taller

3. Health is Wealth - Eat your meals, Don't Skip

There is a popular saying that "HEALTH is WEALTH", I couldn't agree more about having good health is better than having a lot of gold. A healthy individual means not only the absence of illness or disease or good bodybuilding but means also having a good state of mind, having a good relationship with others, and having a good relationship with God, and all-in-all healthy living.

Not skipping meals can make your body always on-going. We get our energy throughout the day by the food we eat. Fruits, vegetables, meat, milk, fish, and other healthy food can surely make us moving. If you are a coffee lover (like me) it is better not to drink it with an empty stomach to prevent the increase of gastric acid.

4. To-Do List - Have a List

A well-organized person has what we call 'to-do-list'. Listing our tasks in a day can make everything more manageable and can make us a goal-oriented person. It lessens our worries and stays our focus. When we finish something it feels good because it gives us satisfaction. We are indeed improving every second and minute a day.

Think of any indoor activities which you could do alone or with your family and list it down on your note. For example, you want to try a new board game, you want to read a book of your favorite author, you want to write a short story or a poem, you want to finish a blog post, or you want to do some needed-chores and much more to do. It's all up to you. Smashing your 'to-do-list' will help you feel fulfilled.

5. Hobbies - Do what you LOVE

Your hobbies may include to your to-do list. A hobby is something we can do during our free time and something that can fill our time. It helps us to develop new skills or it improves our skills. Hobbies play an important part in our daily life it makes us more creative, it allows us to do the things we love and passionate about. If you are a fan of photography, you can grab your DSLR camera or mobile phone then capture a book, a cup of coffee, or anything you want to, or a moment inside your home. Or if you are having fun of cooking you can cook a simple recipe for your family. Or draw a portrait of your friend's face/picture and send it to her, she'll gonna love it.

Some of Indoor Hobbies

  • Art and craft
  • Create calligraphy
  • Learn how to play an instrument
  • Make your own jewelry
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • gardening
  • Sewing
  • Reading
  • Writing

6. Socialize - Communicate, Bond

Talking with other people or with your friends is also a way of creating a great interpersonal relationship. Since this is a time of quarantine we can only interact with them thru social media like Facebook, Instagram, etc. Have a small or short talk with your friends via video calls or face time exchanging conversations with one another increases the strong bond of friendship. Socialization can help improve our mental and emotional health and prevent depression. It is good to share such problems, a great mindset towards life, etc. to another human being, a good friend, a best friend, a stranger, or a partner.

7. Have time with your Family - A Quality Time

This time of quarantine gives us more quality time with our family. Spending time helps to build long-lasting connections between family members. Especially, during mealtime, it's either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is a perfect time to communicate with them open up a problem with your parents for they are the best you got in overcoming such problems among others, parents are the best adviser. Share laughter for we believe laughter is the best medicine. Spend time together, pray together, and create wonderful memories that last for a lifetime.

8. Rest - Take a Nap

Source

A good nap during holy hours is a must. A siesta can be refreshing and can be healthful. For the average person, 30 minutes – 1 hour works best. After a long time of the morning, a simple rest can regain your energy. According to research, the rest day allows our muscles, nerves, bones, and connective tissue to rebuild. Don't stress out give yourself a break.

Don't stress out give yourself a break.

9. Reflect - Self Analysis

After a long day, have time to think about the things you have accomplished and check your 'to-do-list' if you hit it all, and if it does, that's good news to hear. A reflective person can keep his/her record of success or failure, further learn from past experiences in a day or life. Having realized that your day is a great and productive day you'll have the chance to do it again for the next day and have a greater chance to improve it. It is a long way to go just keep moving.

10. Be Grateful

You start your day with God end the day with God. And do it tomorrow but have an improvement. It is a good day and a good night, indeed. Pray and be Grateful.

Pray and be Grateful.

Author's Message

There are many simple things to do during this quarantine. If you are now a home-based employee due to lockdown it is still open for you to do things you love without the pressure of work. If you are not yet employed don't worry about things because as I was saying, there's a lot of essential things to do at home such as you can start an online business, attend an online course, join a webinar, or anything that pleases you. Just my simple sharing, since we are in quarantine I tend to do the things I love like I write poem/article (when I'm in the mood) and join writing competitions online, read books, watch movies, practice my beginner style SFX make up, etc., I'm telling this not to brag or something but to tell you that there are more things to do, to discover, and to explore. Life is not about limiting the boundaries but going beyond the boundaries. Let's pray and hope that this pandemic would hit its end and everything would be back to normal. STAY HEALTHY, STAY SAFE. Thank you (Salamat).

Are you doing great today?

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© 2020 Angela Guache

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