Time management can help you to approach in a constructive way the isolation period and the social distancing. A good time planning is also beneficial when you need to overcome the challenges of these difficult times.
You have to mobilize yourself so that you can get through everything that is happening right now. And if you manage your time in an efficient manner, you will succeed to be strong and stay optimistic. This is helpful in order to cope well with the present situation.
In a day are the same number of hours as before, and you should take advantage of all of them. Plan as many activities as you want, and then strictly follow your time planning.
Two of the problems that can arise during isolation and social distancing can be tackled efficiently through efficient time management:
Create a To do list and let it become your guide during this period. Something like this:
Is the activity I want to do, already planned for now in my to-do list?
Write down everything you want to do in the list you decide will be "My to do list". Whenever you have some free time take a look at this list. Surely you will find something interesting that will keep you busy for a while.
You can prevent procrastination and isolation anxiety by paying extra-attention to your time planning, and
especially if you respect what you have planned.
Here are some techniques that can help you to adopt a constructive approach to isolation and social distancing:
Each evening, determine what you want to do the next day and set the time intervals for the planned
The days start much more relaxed when you already know what to do. This way you don’t have to make decisions first thing in the morning. Another advantage of this is the proven fact that overnight it is possible to even find solutions for the problems you have proposed to work on the next day.
Use PlanArty's To-do list and enjoy all the benefits you get by using this time tracking solution. The program, specially created for time tracking and time planning, adapts to your needs and allows you to be flexible with your plans.
Every morning, follow your routine as if you were going to work. This fact in itself will have a positive effect on your productivity. Your mood will be much improved if you avoid staying in bed for too long.
Set up a room, or a certain place in a room, where you can perform your professional activities. Try to arrange it according to the specificity of your activities. This fact will help you to detach yourself from what is around you and focus better on what you have to do.
When we work "from home" we are more prone to such errors. It is quite easy to get along with all kinds of things and forget about what we had to do, thus causing delays, or to dive into work too deep and not be aware of the passage of time. Neither situation is beneficial to us. We need order and discipline in the daily program to deal with this situation on the long run
Sport is good for us, especially since it stimulates our immune system and this is very useful in the current situation. There is no need for performance sports, but we need to move. You can even plan 2-3 short periods of movement throughout the day. That will also give you a boost of energy.
Be optimistic, full of hope and look forward to the future. During the isolation period, spend quality time doing useful and beneficial things for now, and also making plans for our future. Everything will be easier when you know that at the end of this period you'll have to do beautiful things and accomplish all your great goals.