As we all know, what we’re going through is something that’s new to everyone. Semesters being finished online, jobs are being worked remotely, and many of us have moved back home for 5 or 6 months, probably the longest time we’ve all been home since high school! Personally, I’ve found that in these uncertain times, trying to keep up my daily routine has been difficult, but extremely helpful. As much as lounging around can be tempting, we all still have work to do and that can’t get done without a little self-discipline!
I have been trying to start each day with a workout. We all know that exercise is good for you, but it really does get your day started on a good note and will help you be more productive throughout the day! This week try and get up and get moving when your alarm goes off instead of laying around scrolling through Instagram and Snapchat, they’ll be there when you get back! Whether you go on a run, follow an at home workout on YouTube, or do a little yoga, getting your blood flowing in the morning is a great way to kickstart your routine.
Following your workout make sure you eat a good breakfast! Have your morning coffee, make an omelet, scroll through your feeds, give yourself time to eat and get that social media fix before your productive day ahead of you!
After you eat it’s time to get to work, whatever work that may be. Whether it’s classes, a job, or cleaning your house, try to designate certain times for certain activities. For example, I find it’s easiest to do schoolwork for classes during their designated class time, so if that’s something that would work for you go ahead and pretend you’re still at school! Whatever you’ve got to get done for the day, try and get it done in the morning/afternoon. Personally, I find it easier to get my work done during the day so I can spend time doing whatever I want at night but do whatever works for you! Just try and keep it consistent each day.
It’s important to schedule sometime with your families every day, no matter how weird that sounds. Yes, I get it you’re all home all day everyday so why would you have to schedule time? I just think that it’s nice to designate some time, maybe after dinner to play a board game or watch something together as opposed to retreating to your respective corners and getting back on your phones.
Regardless of what you decided to do with your day, I’m telling you your days will feel so much more normal if you set some type of schedule for yourself and any sense of normalcy we can get in this crazy uncertain time is nice!