As the coronavirus quarantine continues, it can be difficult to maintain enthusiasm for work and the inspiration to create, one of the biggest struggles people are having while being quarantined is staying productive.  It’s easy to start spending entire days in your pajamas. But, unless you’re feeling sick, experts say it’s worth it to put some clothes on.

But how do you make sure you maximize your productivity during the quarantine? Here are some tips.

Wake up early

Sleepy woman reaching holding the alarm clock in the morning with late wake up – every day life at home concept

It is important to wake up early and prepare your day. This is a time to make coffee, cook breakfast, and get dressed. Doing your regular morning routine helps boost your mood and allows your mind to switch from “home” to “work.

Design a daily routine

Woman checking the calendar

The keyword here is flexible, following a routine during a lockdown can be tough, but it in these situations, having a schedule is important to maintain productivity and have a sense of direction.

Set the conducive office set-up

 Separate your work space from the spaces you use to relax and unwind. Your space should ideally be quiet and have ample natural light. Confine your workspace to a specific area in your home so your job doesn’t intrude into the lives of other household members and you can concentrate.

Avoid destructions

Taking regular timed breaks allows someone to avoid wasting time during your work time. Learn to separate personal from professional. Reduce your sedentary time by standing up whenever possible. Ideally, aim to interrupt sitting and reclining time every 30 minutes. Consider setting up a standing desk by using a high table or stacking a pile of books or other materials, to continue working while standing. During sedentary leisure time prioritize cognitively stimulating activities, such as reading, board games, and puzzles.

Communicate with your colleagues

Photo of amazing young woman sitting indoors on bed talking by phone. Looking aside.

Gives room for clarification, Uncertainty fuels anxiety. The more you Communicate and share, the less chance there is to develop an information vacuum within your team., Sociometric research proves that shorter communication cycle times are more effective in building and sustaining morale and engagement.  

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