A productive day at home ~ Quarantine Diaries.

You obviously can’t spend the rest of the lockdown in your pajamas,binge-watching Netflix and refusing to get out of bed all in the name of social distancing.

Now that a lockdown was announced ,you probably ran into your room ,slipped under your covers and propped open your laptop.

5 days in,your hair’s a mess ,you are bored out of your skull,you are already lagging behind on assignments and  you are simply frustrated due to the small space you are confined to.

But remember-It’s for your own safety.

So here’s how to get out of a productivity slump,stay on top of things and protect your mental health during this lockdown.

Set your attitude for the day

It’s important to get your game face on.Tell yourself what you want to accomplish today

Wear clothes that give you a work hard play hard attitude.

So first things first,get out of those PJ’s

Schedule, schedule and schedule some more

Just because your life has been thrown into a whirlwind doesn’t mean you should lose control over it.

Plan out your activities i.e your regular routine with modifications to make it suitable for a home environment.

Switch your gym workout to a home workout.Office hours replaced by work from home hours.

Have a long list of goals and books lists that you could never get to ?

Now is your time to tackle all of them.

Have a Lazy day 

Today I don’t feel like doing anything

I just wanna lay in my bed

Don’t feel like picking up my phone 

Feelin’ the vibe ?

Pick one day in the week where you choose to do nothing at all.

A day where you stay in your PJ’s and eat Nutella out of the jar for lunch.

Studies & Work

With early closure of schools and workplaces,your studies and work shouldn’t take a back seat.

Instead of jumping into your work immediately ,slowly ease yourself in.

Chunk all your work into smaller manageable pieces and spread it out.

Set a time slot everyday and ensure you have no distractions

Designate a particular workspace and stick to it.

Fitness

The gym and running track being shut doesn’t give you an excuse to put your fitness away.

Try out a few home workout vides.You can mix it up by adding a zumba session in between.

Try incorporating a yoga routine into your day ,first thing in the morning and end your day with some easy guided meditation.

Always promised yourself to make time for your health?What better time than now ?

Mental health

There is quite literally only one major solution .

Limit the news you take in.

Stop indulging yourself into news reports and fake forwards.

It’s bad enough as it is out there.So stop trying to make things more  difficult for yourself.Instead pursue an activity that relaxes you and help others around you too.

Health 

Limit your overall screen time to no more than 2 hours a day.Don’t turn into a couch potato.

Stick to a sleep schedule.Set a designated time for you to go to bed and wake up.

Hobbies

You have a lot of time on your hands now so why not pursue a hobby or two ?

Here are some of my personal favorites.

  • Take an online skill course
  • Read a book that’s been on your list forever 
  • Watch a Ted talk or listen to a podcast 
  • Doodle/ Draw /Paint
  • Research
  • Write /Journal-Start a daily log or journal your thoughts everyday.
  • Declutter
  • Sing-Smule is free after all 
  • Video call a friend or a family member 
  • Try your hand at a culinary skill
  • Listen to new music and make a summer playlist 
  • Binge watch a new series 

Do something different

I recently published a bucket list –

https://99takeontheworld.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/beat-cabin-fever-with-this-summer-bucket-list-2020/

So pick something out and incorporate it into your day.

Your day probably gets tedious and monotonous being stuck at home without much to look forward too.Instead pick a few things out of this bucket list and give it a try.

Take it easy 

Take it one day at a time.The stress of the quarantine and the complete shift in social interactions can leave you in distress.So remember to take things easy when you need to.Reach out to friends and family for support.

Stay safe !

ISHITA TENJERLA

99 TAKE ON THE WORLD

Beat Cabin fever with this Summer Bucket List 2020 ~ Quarantine Diaries

With the virus scare at an all time high ,work and studies have taken a backseat.Vacations have been preponed and extended ,this means you have a lot of time for yourself,

Here are 80 things on my bucket list to beat cabin fever and have fun this summer !

  1. Stargaze
  2. Work on your photography skills
  3. Start writing   a book 
  4. Start a fund 
  5. Make a life plan (career,college,house)
  6. Wake up and see the sunrise for a week 
  7. Get artsy 
  8. Try a new hairdo 
  9. Give a hand at journaling 
  10. Bake 
  11. Experiment and make a new drink 
  12. Redo your bedroom 
  13. Scroll through pinterest for some inspiration 
  14. Improve or change up your handwriting 
  15. Have a device free day 
  16. Earn some money 
  17. Have a photo shoot with friends 
  18. Try or cook  a new cuisine 
  19. Learn to live in the moment 
  20. Try some DIY projects
  21. Start your very own home garden
  22. Scrapbook l you summer memories 
  23. Have breakfast for dinner 
  24. Go thrift shopping 
  25. Try something new 
  26. Run through sprinklers 
  27. Pull and all nighter 
  28. Make every day count 
  29. Get some studying done 
  30. Binge watch a TV series 
  31. Go sunset watching 
  32. Try grilling 
  33. Sit on the roof and soak in the sights 
  34. Pick up a challenge 
  35. Make your own ice cream 
  36. Sing (on Smule)
  37. Try soaking in the sun and cloud watching 
  38. Make smoothies 
  39. Say only yes for a day 
  40. Take a midnight stroll 
  41. Make a summer music playlist 
  42. Do something crazy 
  43. Take any 1 risk 
  44. Have a game night 
  45. Watch a play 
  46. Make tie dye shirts 
  47. Go bowling 
  48. Start a home improvement project 
  49. Make a candle out of your old ones 
  50. Overcome any one fear 
  51. Start a Youtube channel 
  52. Finish a puzzle 
  53. Plan ahead 
  54. Declutter everything 
  55. Donate old clothes and books 
  56. Make lists (goals,to-do)
  57. Brainstorm ideas for a project ,your next video 
  58. Finish your reading list 
  59. Read a book of a genre you don’t usually like 
  60. Make a memory box and store all your memories 
  61. Get fit 
  62. Do something nice for someone else 
  63. Learn to enjoy your own company 
  64. Finger paint 
  65. Movie marathon 
  66. Visit a farm 
  67. Try some creative writing 
  68. Organise (your room ,your thoughts )
  69. Master any one skill (chess,art etc)
  70. Try a instrument 
  71. Recreate a childhood photo 
  72. Search for your family tree 
  73. Learn origami,mandalas,zentangles etc 
  74. Visit your local museum or library 
  75. Make some handmade soap 
  76. Listen to a podcast 
  77. Take a master class 
  78. Develop a self care routine 
  79. Meditate everyday 
  80. Get some exercise everyday 

15 PRODUCTIVE THINGS TO DO WHEN BORED -Boredom checklist

Do you catch yourself saying “I’m bored “ very often ?


If you are someone like me ,you get bored way too easily and also have way to much energy 

Here are 15 fun and  productive things for you to do the next time you are bored

  1.  Catch up on your pending work or study 
  2. Choose a big test or exam that will get you into that dream college you want and start preparing 
  3. Write a book ,a poem or even a brain dump 
  4. Set for yourself a few long term and short term goals.You don’t have to wait for the new year to do that 
  5. Draw ,doodle,zentangle,mandalas -get artistic 
  6. Learn a new language with the help of free educational apps like Duolingo 
  7. Take a walk or go hit the gym and burn some calories 
  8. Declutter your space and organise your material 
  9. Start an online course on Udemy ,Coursera or Shaw academy 
  10. Read a book.
  11. Tackle your to – do list 
  12. Pick up a new hobby (cooking ,swimming ,gardening )
  13. Journal.Pick up any notebook and start journaling 
  14. Connect -call up your grandmother or your best friend and catch up 
  15. Volunteer in an NGO nearby or sign yourself up for a club