Quarantine has been a great opportunity for many of us to step back, reflect and practice a bit of selfcare. It’s also a really great time to get things done, while we’re stuck at home for the next few weeks. If you’re someone who feels like your brain cells will die sitting around doing nothing all day, I completely relate. This is why it’s important for us to focus our time on productive things we can do at home during quarantine.
As much as we love to sit around all day, after a while it can feel really daunting to have nothing to do. Our bodies are not meant to stay stagnant, neither are our minds. That’s why many people are finding this unexpected lockdown so difficult to get through, whilst there are others out there that are thriving!
The Importance Of Productivity
We as humans forget that when we need to have purpose and ambition in our days. Giving yourself a set structure to follow or at least creating a little morning routine for yourself can impact your day in a really positive way. It creates a sense of accomplishment and sets you up to want to do more. Instead of making yourself feel like you’re wasting your time each day, get up and get things done. No matter how big or small, it’s important that you always set and carry out at least one productive intention in your day.
Whether you choose to do a little 20-minute workout each day, clean a little or take your dog for a walk, set a productive intention for yourself. By the end of your day, you’ll have a sense of accomplishment that you did get something done. There’s no better feeling!
1. Clean and Organise
Quarantine is a great time to get things cleaned up and organised. You can start by deep cleaning around your bedroom and then work your way throughout the rest of your home. So often we put off deep cleaning, because we’re so busy, but now’s a great time to go all in. You’d be surprised at just how much there is to clean was you start. So start slow and give yourself at least a week to really go all in.
Cleaning is pretty time consuming as it is. However, deep cleaning every single window sill around the house, emptying out and organising every wardrobe, stationery drawer, skincare cabinet, washing every makeup brush, cleaning your bedsheets, clothes, etc. That all takes a huge chunk of time! Eventually, we always have to deep clean at some point. So use the time you have now to get this huge task done, while you’ve got the time to do it.
2. Take An Online Class
Upgrading your skills by taking an online class taking or even doing a self-improvement course, is a great way to pass the time and be productive. Educating yourself is something that no one can take away from you. It’s always a great investment to make for yourself when you learn something new that could be beneficial to your life for years to come!
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3. Go All Marie Kondo On Your Wardrobe
If you don’t know who Marie Kondo is, you can learn more about her here. She’s the happiest, most bubbly little human you’ll ever meet! The Marie Kondo method is a great way to get your closet reorganised and declutter all around your house.
She believes that everything in your home, that you choose to keep, must have it’s own place. I absolutely love the way she organises, it’s just something productive to do at home that you won’t regret as well. If you’re interested, she also has a Netflix documentary that you can check out if you’re keen on decluttering and organising your home during quarantine.
4. Work On A Passion Project
Working on a passion project right now, is probably a dream come true for people who can never find the time! If you’re someone that’s keen on starting a business, making a YouTube channel, practicing your cooking skills, writing a book, painting and getting more into your art, now’s your time to shine. Whatever your passion project is, this is a great way to get productive at home during quarantine.
Make yourself a schedule of when you’d like to get things done by, or how far you’d like to be once quarantine is over. Work on your passion project little by little each day. By the end of quarantine, you’ll be able to look back at your progress and feel like you’ve really used the time you had for something good!
5. Do A Digital Clean
Finally! Time to clean out those unnecessary files on your desktop. There’s no better feeling than having organised your digital space. Cleaning out all those old folders in your gallery, music, documents, etc. can not only save you so much of space on your devices but it can also make you feel so much less cluttered by the end of it! We all know how great it feels to clean up even one folder on our phones, so why not give it a go on all of your devices!
6. Reflect On Your Goals
Being in quarantine can be a great time to get quiet and hone in on yourself. Look at how far you’ve come, celebrate your wins, no matter how small they may be and then look at how far you need to go. Now is the time to set plans in order and learn what steps to take. There is a saying that says, ‘change the plan, not the goal.’ With quarantine impacting everyone’s plans lately, don’t allow that to defeat you. Plan how you can work around it, or plan for when this is all over, but get things started now. There are always ways you can still achieve your goals.
7. Develop Some New Habits
If you’ve been wanting to become the best version of yourself, well a great way to do so is by starting with your habits. Purge your old habits, and start replacing them with new, better and healthier ones. Our daily habits may seem like a little part of our lives however, they make up our big picture over time. Remember, to give yourself time, it takes a solid few months until your new habits become apart of your lifestyle.
So if you’re looking to do some productive things at home whether that’s working out everyday, limiting your screen time or even eating healthier, always remember to just be patient and loving with yourself!
8. Keep A Quarantine Diary
We’re going through a really unique time right now. This is something that has never really happened before in history. Keeping a quarantine diary is a great way to look back and reflect on this time we’re facing right now. It can be really amazing to look back and be grateful that this phase in our lives was only just a phase.
The great thing about keeping a quarantine diary is that if something like this ever had to happen again, you could always go back to your diary and see the events that took place, prepare better for them and work around it! This is even something your future kids could one day see! Who knows?!
9. Spruce Up Your Place
This doesn’t mean you have to go out and get a whole bunch of new things. This is that total opposite of that, which is what’s great about it. Get creative and rearrange the things in your room around. Look at what you have to work with and work around those colour themes. Of course, this may not ideally be what you want for a big transformation but that doesn’t make it any less worth it! Giving your space a change can really lift up your mood and make you feel a lot more productive if you just get it right!
If you’re stuck for ideas, I highly recommend you check out PinTerest! I have a board dedicated to ‘Apartment Decor’ that I used to inspire me just recently when I spruced up my desk space! You can click here to check it out!
10. Try New Recipes
If you’re looking for more productive things to do at home during quarantine, trying out new recipes if always a great way to go! Whether you enjoy baking or cooking, there are literally thousands of easy recipes you can always try out there. This is not only a great way to pass time and be productive, but it will also add to your cooking skill set!
11. Finish The Things You’ve Been Putting Off
No one wants to get out of quarantine, having more things to do than when lockdown began. That will only create added stress and anxiety to your life. Therefore, if you have things to do that you’ve been putting off, get them done now. It may feel hard and tedious to even begin working on these things, but if you just sit down and start, and work at it for at least 20 minutes everyday, it will pay off!
Unfortunately, we need to understand that we live in a world where life goes on even though we’re facing a global pandemic. Things have to get done nonetheless, and we cannot let our emotions get the best of us. So control your thoughts and get things done! Stay safe and sane!
Alana – Mae