We all have been putting off our long-awaited-for quarantine projects because laying on the
couch all day just sounds like a better idea than refurbishing my grandmother’s pantry. Because
we are all in the same boat, today, we share with you five simple habits that you should work on
now during quarantine because, believe me, they are going to save you post-quarantine.
1- Remember To Make Your Bed in The Morning!
Are we thinking the same thing right now? Why make my bed in the morning if I’m going to
mess it up again at night? Well, I see where you’re coming from, but hear me out. If you make
your bed in the morning, you have nailed your first task of the day. This habit will help you start
off your day right and encourage you to live the rest with a positive attitude. That said, if nothing
else goes well during your day, at least you come home to a bed that is made ready for you to
sleep the stress away.
2- Maintain a Zero Inbox For The Life Of You
You don’t like it, I don’t like it, no one likes the look of a full inbox. Inbox Zero is a rigorous
approach to email management, first developed by productivity expert Merlin Mann. This habit is
supposed to keep your inbox empty, or almost empty, at all times. Mann identifies five possible
actions to take for each message: delete, delegate, respond, defer, and do. Try to keep it as
organized as possible but also beware of Zero-obsession!
3- Hold Yourself Accountable With a To-Do List
It is easy for many people to ditch a whole project incomplete just because they got distracted
and don’t feel like it anymore. If you relate to this problem, you should consider creating and
following a to-do list. To-do lists are a great organizational tool to break down what you have to
do and split it up across days of the week.
4- Leave Room For Some Screen-Free Time
With your 40-hour workweek and endless staring at a screen, you do deserve a break. Set a
time every day where you turn off your phone and personal computer. Make yourself a cup of
hot tea, pick a fun book or novel, and have some quality time with yourself. If you don’t read for
pleasure, there are plenty of options for fun activities that you can do to destress and take a
break from social media.
5- Don’t Forget to Reward Yourself
There is so much going on in the world and in your life. It is necessary to take breaks every
once in a while. Be sure to reward yourself for your hard work and constant attempts.
We don't know when the next pandemic is going to be so try to invest in your lifestyle during
quarantine for growth during lockdown!