So, nothing has changed much since my last post. Most of us are still in quarantine because of Covid-19, and this might continue for a while.
Which brings the question: What to do during the quarantine?
There’s plenty to do, depending on everyone’s circumstances, but here is a list of things that have helped me through this time.
I’m lucky enough to be a freelance translator and to have been working from home for over two years. This means I didn’t need any time to adapt to remote work, but I’m sure this not the case for everyone.
Regardless, it is vital to fall into your work-from-home routine. Make sure to work as if you were in the office (same schedule), don’t waste too much time and set daily tasks and goals.
Remember that you’re not a remote worker, you are just trying your best to work from home due to extraordinary circumstances.
Being at home all day could make you fall into bad habits, like eating unhealthy snacks. I know this one is hard to follow, but make sure to have plenty of healthy snacks like fruit, yogurt, and nuts. Also, drink lots of water.
Whether you had a workout routine or not before the quarantine, you should start one. Working from home is very sedentary, so we need to move! It doesn’t have to be something too complicated or elaborate, just standing up to stretch out and walking around the house can get your heart rate going.
This one is for those of you who like to read. I love to read, and lately, I’ve also been listening to audiobooks, which you can do while you work out or take a break. If you enjoy reading, I highly recommend Scribd, it has a wide selection of books and audiobooks, and it offers a 30-day trial period.
Catching up with podcasts, webinars, and tutorials
Do you need to catch up with lots of podcast episodes? Have you been putting off some beneficial webinars and tutorials? Then go ahead and start catching up with them, you’ll probably learn some interesting tips related to your industry while being entertained.
Video chatting with family and friends
Being apart doesn’t mean not communicating with our loved ones. We have plenty of apps to choose from to video chat with anyone in the world, so use them and make sure to stay in touch and show love.
If you are spending the quarantine with family, make sure to spend time with them, you could play games, watch movies, play in the garden or outside if allowed.
Also, remember this is not a productivity challenge; you don’t have to do right now everything you haven’t been able to do. You also need to rest, so take it easy.
This won’t last forever, so let’s try to make the best out of it! You should check out my previous blog post Work in the Time of Covid-19 to learn more about remote work during this pandemic.
Until next time, stay safe, and don’t forget to subscribe!