Blazers, we’re now on week two from working from home. For some, adjusting full time from working from home may be a challenge. Here are ten things that can help you get back to the grind mode you need for school.
START BY MAKING YOUR BED
While this task might seem small, making your bed pushes you to get out of bed and start your day. It is the first thing you do and is something you can accomplish quickly.
TAKE A SHOWER AND GET DRESSED
Doing these two things will add balance to your daily routine. Getting out of those pajamas and keeping your normal hygiene routine will add normalcy to your life. Dress up for those Zoom or FaceTime meetings. Not being in pajamas may help you feel more awake for the 8 a.m. required zoom classes.
GET SOME EXERCISE
Staying in the house all day can get you down and make you feel unmotivated. Whether you are an avid runner or rarely ever exercise; it is so important to get outside and move around. Set a goal to get out of the house and go for a walk, while practicing social distancing of course. Even a little bit goes a long way. Try doing ten minutes of yoga or ten minutes of a high intensity workout session and see how you do.
UTILIZE A PLANER
While staying inside and social distancing makes it easy to lay in bed all day, it is important to stay productive. Make a checklist of what you want to accomplish for the day. There is something so satisfying about checking off your completed tasks at the end of the day. If you know you may not be the best about adheringto your to-do list, set reminders or alarms on your phone to pace your day.
TALK TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY DURING YOUR BREAKS
Transitioning from seeing your friends on a daily basis to none at all is hard. Utilize technology and stay in contact through texts, calls, or FaceTime. We are all getting through this pandemic together, checking on each other goes a long way. When taking a break from classes or work, instead of going on your phone, try spending a few minutes talking to your siblings or parents.
READ A BOOK
For many of us, reading always consists of material required for school or work. Take the time to find a book you will enjoy and give yourself a break from technology. If you don’t often read and don’t know where to start, try texting a few friends and ask for their recommendations.
COMPLETE A PROJECT
We all have that one project that has been on the to-do list for way too long. Whether it is organizing a closet or rearranging your room, now is the time to do it. Finish your creative projects too. Finish editing that video or work a little bit more on that short story you started so long ago.
COOK A MEAL
Now is the perfect time to get back into cooking or even learn how. While it is important to support your local restaurants right now, there is something about a well-balanced meal prepared by yourself. If you’re a beginner, search for simple three ingredientrecipes to start with and see how you do.
WATCH SOME NETFLIX (ON BREAKS)
After you have completed your to-do list, reward yourself with your favorite series or movie. While it is important to stay productive and accomplish your goals, making time for yourself is crucial. This way, when you are taking a break, you can truly relax and not feel guilty.
GET ADEQUATE SLEEP
While it seems impossible to keep a sleep schedule right now, it is important to find a balance. While I am as guilty as anyone with this, finding a consistent time to go to bed and waking up will have you feeling ready to take on the next day. Instead of sleeping whenever you get tired, set a time in mind where you can tell yourself you’ll be in bed by. Make sure to put away your phone and all other distractions.