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8 Ways to help you stay productive during lockdown

Staying productive during this period of lockdown can be hard if your quarantining, self-isolating, or enduring the lockdown alone. The reality is, I only started to embrace the extra quiet time of everyday life while trying to find new ways to keep myself busy. As much as we all miss our ‘normal life,’ we might as well make the most out of the free time we do have. Here are 8 ways to help you stay productive during lockdown.

1. Find something to do

Whether it’s spring cleaning, catching up on your favourite shows or organizing your important emails from your casual ones, I guarantee you’ll find something to do.

2. Plan ahead

Think of things you’d like to do during the week or the next, so you can spread your new routine and make the most out of it.

3. Take a walk

I take walks and think to myself why I didn’t do this more often before the pandemic. Sometimes we think we need a reason behind it such as going to the shop or if you happen to be on your way out, but it’s nice to take a walk just because. Anyway, it’s peaceful.

4. Exercise

For the days I’m indoors I try and get my stretches done by the afternoon and do a little exercise. Depending on where you are, you might be restricted with lockdown but make the most of your immediate area to give your body a workout.

5. Talk to people – it might be someone you don’t know.

When I go out for essential shopping, my main goal is to go out and to come back. However, recently it didn’t quite pan out like that. It was a nice day, and I thought why not respond to a hello, despite it turning to a short conversation…and about COVID-19. Now we’re all indoors, it’s a good time to bond with family but if you haven’t seen daylight in a while and now out for essentials, maintain social distance, wear a face mask, but it’s ok to be human too.

6. Reading

Books, and even reading an article can be relaxing, and a way to pass the time. Reading daily scriptures, and/or positive quotes can lift the spirit too.

7. Listen to music

They say music can heal and is therapeutic, so there’s no better time than to add to your playlist or go down memory lane with your favourite tunes. If your a music lover, VERZUZ (a live music battle of the greats) created by Timbaland & Swizz Beatz is one way to keep entertained inspiring my next blog, where I’ll rundown the battles so far and how music (even with social distancing) brings people together.

8. Relax and be Positive

I like to relax and when I feel tense, I find a quiet space to meditate. Taking a walk is both relaxing and can help you clear your mind. However you choose to relax, just unwind and stay positive, knowing there is life after this pandemic.

Thanks for reading, stay safe!

11 ways To adjust back Home To – life after Travelling

For solo travellers and the long-term travellers in between, being away from home can have you feeling homesick, to calling your new destination home away from home. However, dealing with the realities of going back home, can make you feel like slight the foreigner settling back in your hometown.

Here are 11 ways to Adjust Back Home And To Life After travelling!

1. Ease back into your normal life. You’re probably still in holiday mode or now faced with reverse-culture shock after spending so long abroad. Take your time and do the things you like, you” ll soon find it easy to adjust.

2. Visit family & friends. They’ll want to hear about your adventures too, and if old contacts have moved don’t panic, you can always make new friends (solo-travellers too) and also meet new people.

3. Appreciate the little things about your hometown, and explore the areas that make it unique.

4. Sleep, you deserve it!

5. Embrace your experiences as a whole, and that travelling has changed you for the better.

6.Apply the skills you would have gained abroad, towards a job back home or career you have in mind.

7. Take pleasure in knowing you know how to get around!

8. Get used to the idea of travelling and keep in touch with the friends that you made.

9. If you picked up a skill or a hobby, continue with it back home.

10. Plan towards your next trip, it can be months or a year from now.

11. Count your blessings.

Give this list a try, including what works for you to avoid those post-travel blues and you’ll soon adjust back home with ease.