Staying sane and productive during the pandemic
It has been months since the whole thing began. Being a new mom, starting my PhD, being away from my parents, moving to a new apartment, working from home all the time is not the best combination to keep sane and productive.
All of us deal with it in different ways.
In this post, I will share a daily routine I have been following for a couple of weeks. It helped me to boost my energy and reduced my chronic back pain.
Start your day with good music
Mute notifications on your devices
Give a short break every hour
Drink a glass of water or tea every hour
Make a call to a colleague or a friend
During your breaks move! Take out the trash, water the plants, take a fresh air, or just jump :)
Don't read the news!
I don't have social media accounts, but if you have them maybe it is a good idea to be away from them for a while...
Either before or after lunch take a short walk or do yoga.
Eat healthy food.
I usually drink macchiato and eat chocolate after lunch. It makes me so happy!
Similar to morning routine give breaks every hour and keep yourself hydrated
I usually do my reading and writing work in the afternoon. To support this, I schedule my meetings in the morning.
Take an hour screen-free time if possible. I usually read a book related to my research or use pen and paper to draft my ideas.
After working hours, I and my partner usually cook, play with our son, talk to our parents, clean the house, work out or read. Last part of the day, I am often away from the screen. Only before I go to sleep, I like to watch some funny stuff to cheer myself up.
Maybe some of the steps I have been following might be useful for you too. I hope this post gave you some inspiration.
Ps.I am adding here a few yoga videos for the ones who suffer from back pain.