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Let Productivity Take A Backseat During This Epidemic

There is this immense pressure we put on ourselves to be productive during this time.

Work on that side project you’ve been wanting to work on.

Work harder at your job to prove your worth.

Work on your relationships with family and friends.

I know I have done this to myself. Perhaps it’s a coping mechanism? Perhaps it’s a need to pass this time with things that seem meaningful? Perhaps it’s feeling like you’ve been given more time to do these things in the first place? But, you don’t have to force this.

Don’t push yourself too hard.

Don’t overexert yourself to the point of exhaustion.

Don’t cripple your mental wellness by striving to be more productive.

Some tips:

  • Get up every morning.

  • Have some routine, to the extent that you can.

  • Micro-dose work, projects, and time with loved ones.

  • Take more personal breaks than normal.

  • Check in more frequently on your mental health.

  • Go to bed at a reasonable time.

Be kind to yourself.

Take personal time when you need it.

Give yourself permission to slow down.

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