At this stage of the lockdown, you may be feeling unproductive and down about it. Although it’s nice (and important) to have a break every now and again it can begin to feel like you have no purpose – even when you definitely do. There are plenty of ways to satisfy that feeling and be productive again.
It’s also important to mention that being productive doesn’t just mean writing a book or learning a language within a matter of weeks, it can also mean small things like tidying out your messy drawer or cooking yourself a meal.
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For Those Who Can Leave Their Homes
If you are able to leave your home then you’re considered lucky because you can get fresh air. It also opens up opportunities for you to be productive outside the home.
There are plenty of places to volunteer right now. From care homes to food distribution or the NHS I would highly suggest volunteering for you if you feel unproductive. You not only help people, but you also help the organisations that may be struggling with the workload. I understand that this may not be an option for everyone, but it is for a lot of people.
Take Walks Every Day
Being in the same space day in day out will become tedious and detrimental to your mental health. Take a walk every day and try to mix up your route as much as possible in order to avoid hitting a slump in your routine. Getting fresh air and a bit of vitamin D helps our mental health in a huge way.
For Those Who Can’t Leave Their Homes
Keep On Cooking
If nothing else during this lockdown, you need to keep eating and I bet that you want to eat better rather than worse. If you are cooking consistently you will not only be eating better and feeling better, but you’ll also feel a sense of productivity each day which does wonders for our mental health. This will help you stay productive in other areas of your life too.
Repair Worn Out Clothes
Do you have a pair of trousers you’ve kept for several months that you keep saying you’re going to repair? Me too, and now is a perfect time to do it. You can debut your newly repaired clothes once the lockdown is over and feel great that you did it yourself.
Do Some Deep Cleaning
Yes, this isn’t the most pleasant thing to do, but boy does it feel great afterward. Once you’ve deep cleaned your home, it will be so much easier to keep clean, and you’ll feel a massive sense of achievement for having done it. This is a great way to stay productive and maintain the upkeep of your home.
Learn To Make Cocktails
This could make you everyone’s favourite host once this is all over. Alongside cooking, this is a great way to use your creative energy to be productive and benefit immediately from the results. Use your alcohol to teach yourself hot to make delicious cocktails and show them off on social media.
Start A New Series
Although we don’t always feel productive when starting a new TV series, it can actually help us stay more productive overall. We will burn out if we spend too much time being productive and no time relaxing. You’ll also want to do more stuff if you’ve had a break in between.
Keep A Diary To Stay Productive
Keeping a diary such as the Positive Planner can help you reflect on your day and see areas where you can be more productive. It also allows you to set goals for the upcoming hours to help you make a plan and stay productive.