Quarantine Schedule

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?

Reference : https://therayofsunshineblog.org/daily-quarantine-routine-how-to-stay-sane-and-productive/

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Being retired, the impact of Covid on my daily routine changed in little ways, especially from the loss of social contact with fewer trips away from home. My morning routine has pretty stayed the same with a light breakfast, a walk, devotional and prayer time, and my writing.

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    1. GS says:

      For many of us, the most meaningful social interactions we have are now mediated through a screen. Thankfully, technology allows us to stay “connected” even during self-quarantine. What a lifesaver for so many people; imagine if the pandemic had struck pre-internet. Now that is real isolation! Virtual happy hours, coffee klatches, and dating are reasonable facsimiles of social interactions, but they aren’t nearly as satisfying as the real thing. Social connection mediated through a screen is no replacement for real social connection, even if at a distance of 6 feet.

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  2. clcouch123 says:

    The schedule is concise and engaging. Thank you for it. I begin most days writing, as I’m sure many do. I’m not sure if it’s work or hobby or need or something else.

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    1. GS says:

      According to science, the best time of the day to write is the very first thing in the morning. That’s right – before you’ve had breakfast, before you’ve even brushed your teeth or showered, you should be at your desk and putting words on paper (or in a computer file). Way to go!!

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  3. gpavants says:

    Garima,

    I attest to that. It works. I kept my morning work out, school work in the morning, creative work in the afternoon. It did help to have a sense of accomplishment each day.

    Thanks,

    Gary

    On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:33 AM Be Inspired..!! wrote:

    > GS posted: ” 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. Human” >

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    1. GS says:

      Perfect Gary. In the afternoon, cognitive studies have shown, our minds become rather sluggish. Taken together, most of us are best able to focus and analyze in the morning, and to be creative or looser in the late afternoon.

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      1. gpavants says:

        Love it. Just for “muscle confusion” for the brain, it might be good to flip it sometimes.

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      2. GS says:

        Yes it is.

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked it. It finally looks like we may be seeing some light at the end of the tunnel regarding COVID-19 lockdowns. So many of us have been sheltering at home, some of us without jobs, others trying to help our kids learn at a distance, all of us wishing for positive news giving us a date for when things will be back to normal. Even though there are reasons to be optimistic, we are still a long way from our lives returning to the way things were before COVID-19. Coming up with a routine or a regular schedule for your life is more important than ever. It can help you and your family deal with uncertainty and put you in the best position for whatever comes next.

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  4. I’ve been taking time for knitting and spinning. Just taking each day as it comes.

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    1. GS says:

      That is great Barbara. The best way to keep your brain sharp is to regularly challenge it – knitting is the perfect activity for this. A neuropsychiatry study found that engaging in activities such as knitting could reduce the chance of developing mild cognitive impairment by 30 to 50 percent .

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      1. Some days and some patterns do challenge. *smile

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      2. GS says:

        Ah Yes. Life is a mix of ups and downs. Its FUN.

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  5. Great advice. I’ve been reading books, writing blogs, taking care of my 5 year old son,… Etc.

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    1. GS says:

      That is a very productive schedule.

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