Redefining productivity in times of crisis

How to do the bare minimum and feel good about it

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  1. I hit the supermarkets after everyone else because years of being vegan have gotten me used to creating meals with a parsnip, hash browns, and a tin of kidney beans.
  2. I’m also working on my projects as much as I can. If I create a year’s worth of content in these three months, then not only can I work more if my boss needs me, but I could make money.

How to be productive when you’re self-isolating

Start with your definition of productive

This isn’t the time to be chained to your desk from 9–5. We need to find light in the dark. Consider productivity as doing something you love, but don’t get time for — crack out the jigsaws, read to your kids, clean out your kitchen cupboards.

Don’t make rash decisions

If you look on Reddit at the moment it’s full of people asking about where they can make money online.

Plan your days

If, like me, you do have a load of stuff you want to do, and you feel capable of doing it, then make yourself a schedule.

Don’t work too much

I like to be sat at my desk by 9, and out of my office by 5. So far, so normal. But I do take a 2-hour break at lunchtime. Oh, and I spend a lot of the afternoon session playing Logic Pic on my phone.

How to be productive without working

We’re a society driven by work. It’s where we spend most of our days and make most of our friends.

Writer, blogger. Rabbit parent to one. Plant parent to many. Occasional runner, jigsaw puzzle enthusiast.

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