I don’t know about you, but being home alone for most of the day every day has been killing my productive vibes! Really, how many bags of popcorn can I eat while watching other people get stuff done on YouTube? I post a lot of productivity content to this page, and I wanted to note a few things for those who may be feeling a little bit like me right now – stuck at home with no real sense of motivation or direction to do what needs to be done or even to know what needs to be done. Let’s move!
The most important part of feeling more energized and productive is to get a good night’s rest. I know, this is easier said than done – especially since Animal Crossing was released! A few things that work to get me feeling sleepy and ready for bed: chamomile tea, reading, thinking about my morning routine (it’s super cozy and just makes me want morning to get here faster!), and cuddling with my dog, Dunkin.
Make your plans the night before!!! I know there’s 3 exclamation points at the end of that sentence, but that’s only because I really really want you guys to try this one! Planning for the next day the night before can help you in so many ways, but the most notable are helping you to look forward to the next day (when you know you’ll start to feel the productive juices flowing!) and allowing you to think more clearly about what it is you actually need to get done. Chances are that you probably came across a few things today that need to be addressed tomorrow; it’ll be easier for you to remember them tonight and write them into your plans rather than trying to recall them the next morning.
Rest. Okay yeah – this one sounds pretty bogus when you’re talking about trying to create a productive atmosphere and get a bunch of stuff done. But I promise you that you will be more effective at getting things done (and therefore more efficient) when you allow yourself to rest a bit and let your body recharge. Always schedule in break times – make it a part of putting your plans together the night before! For me, I schedule the times I’m going to let myself take a break from the day’s to-do list to play a bit of Animal Crossing.
Above all, it’s important for you to remember that you are not alone. We are all dealing with struggles and difficulties right now – and always; it’s not just right now! If you are not feeling your most productive self, that is okay. Please give yourself the grace to accept that you don’t need to be doing something all of the time. Please stay safe out there, and don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything!