As we all are living in a state of lockdown and everyone is trying their best in every way to cope with the situation, I believe millennials are the ones struggling the most with their urge to bring an impact with their everyday activities. See, millennials have this innate urge to do something productive that has an impact. You can read more about Millenials by googling it.

Schools have been closed down. People are forced to work from home while having kids around them. Sometimes it gets hard to cope with the situation. Everyone has unproductive days especially at this time of life.

There are some days when nothing seems to go right or according to your plan; the way it should have been. Sometimes you find yourself working on the same task for a longer time, but it just doesn’t get done no matter how hard you are trying. Whatever it is you need to get done just doesn’t get done!

Here are some points you can use to turn any unproductive day around.

1- Don’t freak-out: When you realize things are not going the way you planned. The unfortunate thing is that the more you freak yourself out, the more unproductive you become. Even if it’s your fault for not being productive, freaking out won’t make you productive. So stop freaking out, sit back n’ relax, and find an unwinding activity that makes you happy.

2-Relax and take a break: Sometimes, it’s best to take a break and relax. Wait and do your things the next day. Go for a walk, talk to a friend, watch a movie, or read a book. The longer the break, the better it is for your mind to get relaxed and start over again.

3-Change your environment: Try changing your environment. Sometimes it’s your environment that is bothering you. Grab what you need to work on, get a cup of coffee and try going to another room in your home, or try going to a nearby library if you have any nearby & it is allowed. It might help change your environment and mind as well. Being alone might just make you more productive and start changing your day around.

4- Try taking a nap: Much like taking a short break, but with a higher impact. Keep it short, and making sure you don’t get into a deep sleep. But remember, deep sleep is sometimes exactly what you need if you are too exhausted with being productive for quite some time.

5-Figure out: You need to figure out why and what was the reason behind it. You had a plan and for some reason it got ruined. So you need to figure out the reason behind this. The best tip to figure out is to turn off all distractions, get into a silent and calm room, sit straight, close your eyes and have a pen and paper around so you can get into taking notes if necessary. Now start thinking about what was your plan, what went wrong and how you can fix it, perhaps you need outside help, remember, we are social beings, asking for help makes us get closer to the person whom we ask for help from.

6-Back to work: Once you’ve stopped freaking out, you took a break, you have figured out the situation, you made a plan again or perhaps found your roadblocks or have contacted someone to help you out to resolve your difficult points or you have simply changed your environment, now it’s time to get back to work. You have no more time to waste.

Get back to work, what are you waiting for?!?!


6 Comments

Lauren Oleskowitz · April 24, 2020 at 1:32 pm

Great Ideas! I will start using some of these in the next few weeks, especially change your environment! It is hard to work when you are feeling “stuck” at home.

Natalie · April 24, 2020 at 5:36 pm

Great tips. It’s so easy to become overwhelmed with everything that’s going on. Thanks for sharing.

Kate Nnonyelu · April 25, 2020 at 1:25 am

It’s not easy to stop freaking out especially with what’s going on right now. Great tips and thanks for sharing

Kimberlie · April 25, 2020 at 12:35 pm

Excellent tips on how to return to productivity when things have gone awry. One other tips I’d add is to exercise or do some type of challenging activity. Lately, it has been my best bet .

ecofinds · June 9, 2020 at 4:36 am

I’m so happy the lockdown is over though, I could have used these tips about a month ago.

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