Productivity hacks whilst self-isolating
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Productivity Hacks To Try Whilst Self-Isolating

April 13, 2020

Being stuck at home might sound boring to you, but you can finally take action on things that you have been putting off for a long time. With no proper planning and motivation to do work, you might eventually find yourself lying on the couch with chips in one hand and the remote on the other. If that is not what you want, read on to find out how to spend your time while self-isolating at home and to feel good about finally getting things done! 

Plan your schedule 

  • The utmost important thing to do before anything else is to plan out your day, week, or even month! Without proper planning, you might find yourself finishing a complete season on Netflix in just one day. With that said, relaxation time should be included in the schedule to allow you to get some time off work too. 

Upskill yourself through YouTube tutorials 

  • Although watching videos is not a good thing, but if you are binge-watching tutorials and how-to videos, it’s better. There are many tutorials on YouTube, such as Photoshop editing, animation, and many more!  

Go on a virtual tour 

  • You might not know this – Google actually has virtual tours of certain museums all over the world. You can check it out here. These virtual tours will allow you to immerse yourself in the rich history of different cultures and to gain knowledge just by staying at home. 

Read your favourite book (or listen to podcasts) 

  • Instead of scrolling on your phone in bed, why not pick up a book and read them? If you are not a fan of hardcopy books, there are also e-books or podcasts. In this age of technology, you can easily find a copy of what you want to read online. There is no more excuse for you to not do so anymore.  

READ: Tips For Staying Healthy, Safe, and at Home

Workout at home 

  • If you are wanting to get those six-packs or that flat stomach yet complain that you have insufficient time to exercise or hit the gym? Now that you are self-isolating at home, you can workout at the comfort of your home, be it through fitness apps or video tutorials online. 

Learn a new language 

  • A new language will open up new opportunities for you. If you are fascinated by how Koreans can express themselves through the way they articulate things, try it out for yourself at home! You can download language apps or teach yourself online. 

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Tidy up your room 

  • Your bedroom is where you should feel the most relaxed and comfortable. To do so, your room should ideally be clutter-free and tidy. With no urgent tasks on hand or appointments to meet your friends, this is the best opportunity to sit on the floor of your room and clear out the trash. 

Being in self-isolation does not mean that you have nothing to do. There is so much more to do at home rather than being out and about. During this self-isolation period, take part in more engaging activities instead of binge-watching shows! 


  • Reply
    May 5, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Totally agree with the learning from YouTube thing. I’ve been using YouTube to learn to cook the foods I’d normally buy out

  • Reply
    June 26, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Ive been trying to learn Japanese. I didn’t expect it to be so difficult though lol

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