The unprecedented challenge we are facing due to COVID-19 has changed our social lives. Suddenly, we are having to adapt ourselves to a surge in digitalisation, hence indicating the end of the handshake-era.
Here are some tips that could help you keep going.
1. Your Routine
One of the good aspects of traditional work times is that you get into a routine. Whether you go to your workplace, or whether you go to your coworking space to make time specific time for work, it gives you a structure to your day. This can be an easy and valuable habit to implement whilst working from home too! Dedicate a workspace in your home and assign a time by which you need to get to work. If it helps, share your schedule with your colleagues/clients so they know when to expect you to be responsive. This also allows you to dedicate specific times for exercise or any other activities that you may need to tend to.
2. Social Activities
It is important to keep in touch with other people. Whether you choose to do so through your having conference calls/ virtual dinner parties/ event attending online networking events and summits. It is necessary to keep track of what is happening in the outside world. It can become very easy to go down rabbit holes on the internet, watching tens of thousands of videos of the news, fake news, or even just people at different stages of boredom in their homes.
3. How much Netflix you are watching?
Am I right or am I right? It may not be Netflix; it may be some other platform that you binge watched some series on. But always remember, an idle mind can become the devil’s workshop. Allocate specific number of episodes per day of the series you are really enjoying now, also scroll through different online platforms that offer online courses in your different fields of interest. Perhaps there are skills that you need at work/ to better run your business. Learn how to perfect that Yoga pose you see people do so often on Instagram. Start painting, bending, creating, singing, gardening, baking, writing, dancing, start/ restart anything. The options are endless.
Before we go into this, remember: we are currently in a time of crisis, not in a time of competing over who has been the most productive.
That being said, this time can become the perfect opportunity to tackle some of the things you have been putting off. Plan the social media content for your brand for the next coming few weeks. Work on your website, contact that potential client you’ve been eyeing, understand their needs to be able to propose the right service to them!