How to Stay Productive during Quarantine

by Alaya 04 Sep 2020

Studying at home may seem like a hard task for a lot of us that are used to being at school that creates an environment suitable for learning.

1. Where You Work Matters

Studying at home may seem like a hard task for a lot of us that are used to being at school that creates an environment suitable for learning. If you are finding it difficult to concentrate on that history chapter or a math equation, try changing where you study. We often procrastinate based on where we sit down to study. Given the reality we currently live in, it may be challenging and dangerous to go out of the comfort of your house and study. However, try allotting a designated spot in your room that is set up for the purpose of studying. If possible, this can be a desk and a chair that is used to study and learn. If a desk and chair are not possible, try using a spot on your bed that you don’t use to sleep or lie down and convert that into a make-shift study area. Try implementing clear rules in these ‘study zones’. Creating a zone in your room can help you feel in the zone and provide you with a welcoming environment to learn. This space will be perfect for you to go through your class notes, finish an assignment, and attend your Indietap tuition class and feel like you are in a classroom.

2. Plan Your Day

Days in quarantine can seem overwhelming and can make us lethargic. A great way to beat the never-ending cycle of quarantine is by planning your day out. All you need is a notebook and pen/pencil or even a mobile phone app. A daily planner allows you to look at your day and analyse how much work you need to do. This is a great way to also organise your time and be prepared for assignment deadlines and test dates. A daily planner also allows you to see your day at a glance and helps you not forget important things. Plus, it’s always satisfying to check a task and makes you feel productive! At Indietap, we are always looking out for ways to improve and put our students at ease. With our calendar feature, you’ll always be able to plan your classes, glance at your schedule, and be on top of your game.

3. Reward Yourself for Small Tasks

While planning your day out and making to-do lists, remember to break down a big task into smaller sub-tasks. This will help you figure out how to go about working on the said task and serves as a reminder that a big task does not finish instantly. Reward yourself for the smaller subtasks that you finish by checking off your list. Try not to measure your productivity by looking at how many large tasks you can complete. By writing down smaller sub-tasks, you’ll get a clearer picture of how productive you have been and exactly how much work you have left.

4. Take Breaks

Remember to take breaks between a busy day, between classes, Indietap tuitions, and a revision day before an exam or a test. Try to give yourself some time to relax, breathe, and practise self-care. Quarantine can take a toll on everyone, and it is okay to take breaks. A great way to take a non-guilty break is to reward yourself with a short break after you finish a task. Set an alarm or a reminder for however long, you want your break to last. With IndieTap, you also have the possibility to decide when you want to keep your classes and how frequently you wish to have them, our calendar system is designed to ensure an effective and healthy study plan for our students.

Stay safe!

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