COVID-19 has brought upon strange times for us all. Many people are not working, and some others who are working are doing so from home instead of going into the office. As a result, you may find your daily schedule and rhythm severely interrupted. Humans are creatures of habit and we not only prefer to maintain our routines and schedules, but we actually crave it. Aside from the preference of a comfort zone, this can largely be attributed to our circadian rhythm influencing our mood, energy, and productivity depending on the time of the day.
On the bright side, there is a simple fix that can do wonders to correct and maintain otherwise broken schedules Here is a quick schedule for you :
- Get Started – Don’t get in the habit of laying in bed for hours, get up at a set time and get completely ready for the day. Make a yummy breakfast, stretch and enjoy your morning.
- Work – Whether you are working from home or have online class, you should start work right after breakfast for the most momentum and productivity. Make a to do list and get to work. The more you get done in this black of time, the more variety and fun you can fit in the rest of the day.
- Lunch and Nature – Since you have more time, put more effort into your meals, and take time to enjoy them too. Getting outside at this time is a great idea too because it breaks up the day. Whether it’s a walk or just sitting in the sun, getting out is very important.
- Hobbies and Self Care – Use the afternoon for personal growth. Work on projects you have been waiting for time to work on, practice self care, relax and watch Netflix, read a good book etc.
So what have you been upto this quarantine?