Tips to stay productive during quarantine days

by - 4/01/2020

It's been a tough time...for everyone of us. The healthcare workers (like me and my husband) have to go for work, the IT professionals and others have to work from home, the work from home mom has the craziest situation and some are struggling to find a new way of earning who have been laid off in these uncertain times. But one thing is common in all these situations: battling with productivity. It's really tough to be efficient during these testing times, however we need to be more productive if we want to sail smoothly. The biggest challenge in working from home is this issue and here I am giving tips on how to stay productive during this lockdown or quarantine period.

1. Adopt a healthy lifestyle: I have enumerated how to stay clam and healthy in my previous post. It's easy to fall into a slump and not follow a routine but this is the biggest enemy to productivity. Read: TIPS TO STAY CALM DURING THESE SELF QUARANTINE DAYS

2. Assign a workplace: This is the primary requisite for an efficient way to work from home. It need not be fancy at all...after all, it's your home. However it's important to demarcate work from home. Although a laptop in bed sounds inviting, it's the least productive and unhealthiest habit. Separate a small corner for work. Keep some motivational quotes, cute stationery or whatever works for you.
3. Assign fixed work hours: Working from home does not mean you can pick up your laptop anytime and start responding to emails. Assign a fixed time slot; like that when in office. Don't even think of work beyond those time slots. It's the best way to be productive.

4. Take a healthy diet: It's easy to fall into a rut and munch on chips while working. Refrain from doing so. 
Consume mind boosting stuff. Don't forget to take greens everyday.
 For healthy snacks, keep roasted almonds and walnuts on your desk. These are packed in proteins, Omega 3 and a very healthy and filling snack.
Cut down on caffeine and aerated drinks and drink more water.

Consume Nature Sure Mind Shakti everyday to boost memory and concentration.

When you are in a distracting environment with an uncertain future on the horizon, it's easy to lose focus and hence productivity goes down the drain. Nature Sure Mind Shakti would help you combat this when taken regularly.

What does Mind Shakti do?
It helps improve cognitive functions.
It helps to enhance memory, concentration and attention.
It helps prevent forgetfulness and memory loss.

What is Mind Shakti made of?
It is packed with over 100 brain nutrients.
It is an Ayurvedic proprietary medicine which contains Moringa oleifera, Shankpushpi, Brahmi, Vatch, Gorakhmundi, Sarphonkh, Ashwagandha and Jatamansi.

Dosage: 2 tablets after meals in the morning and evening or as recommended by the physician.

Precautions: Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Also hypotensive (very low Blood pressure) people should refrain from using this.

A bottle of 60 tablets cost 894 INR and is available on Amazon, Flipkart and all major E commerce sites.

5. Take a break every hour. Get up from your chair, take a deep breath, stretch. Take a walk around your room. If there is less space, use your bed/mattress to do some pushups or planks. Blink frequently while working on the computer.
6. Don't work on weekends: Give two days to recharge yourself. Give your make shift workplace a clean swipe. Complete household chores, cook and meal plan for the coming week. Read a book for that much needed motivation.
What else would you like to add to this list? I have been following this regime for the past 10 days.

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  1. Hmmmm looks like you do not have kids to keep you busy. I don't know where my days are flying! Hahaha!

    1. Darling we have met in J n J meets in Mumbai. I have two kids! I am slogging jon stop!

  2. The above listed regime seems so idealistic & apt for current scene; if only i would stick to a routine

  3. My days are flying super fast. Have two kids cooking for them and cleaning as maid not coming...But somehow finds time for myself and enjoying stating at home and working too ... Well written

  4. You have Shared some good tips,my work time has been messed up and I am unable to set a routine.

  5. Great Ideas, I especially love the one about having fixed hours. Thanks for sharing!

    Life is a Shoe

  6. With the current lockdown situation, we are getting mentally drained imnensely. This sort of memory boosters are need if the hour.

  7. I am considering this time as boon and using it to write a few articles in advance, plus binge watching all the web series I had wanted to watch but couldn't for any reason and the family time of course.

  8. These are some amazing tips. I am following above tips but I also work on weekends these days.

  9. Its essential to follow these tips which you have shared otherwise we wont be able to demarcate personal and professional time in these times.

  10. It is indeed a difficult time but right approach towards it will definitely ease many problems. nice post

  11. Really great tips. .following them

  12. My work keeps me busy. Plus the extra load of house chores. The days are ending quick

  13. Fixed working hours are very important and so is frequent breaks as well. This is quite an important blog post during this time.

  14. Quarantine period has given us a chance to analyse our lifestyle and work on the problem areas. Your pointers are worth trying.

  15. Kids are not going school so no me time. But we can try one or two tips from your list.

  16. Thanks for the tips ,I'll definitely keep in mi d.

  17. Wow. Such an informative post. Self-quarantining at home just got better with these tips

  18. my work life has gone upside down due to corona, its been 15-20 days that kids are at home and no maid, and 9 days since lockdown still I am yet to set a routine. hope I get some motivation from your list.

  19. Nice post =)

  20. Add meditate is good for the soul. Great tips is very helpful.