How to be Productive During Quarantine Period
- June 4, 2020
- Posted by: Girish Margam
- Category: Productivity
If you feel that you have been going out of your mind while under isolation during this ongoing pandemic, you are not alone. You may have already cleaned every corner and crevice of your home, and your dog may already be hiding from you due to too many baths.
It can be difficult to be cooped up at home with nothing to do, and playing online games or browsing social media can dull the mind. Perhaps more importantly, you are not being productive. Don’t fret, though, as there are lots of things that you can do online to be productive, and you can even learn in the process.
Enroll in an Online Class
The Internet is filled with online education programs that cover simple to advanced topics. Do you want to improve your Math skills? There are modules for that available online. Do you want to be more productive or manage your time better? Attend virtual classes, and you will get high-level learning that you can complete at your own pace.
Even if the school is out, it doesn’t mean that learning has to stop, as well. You can enroll in topics that you are already familiar with in order to perfect your craft, or you can look for new topics that will add to your repertoire of knowledge and skills. Various packages for online education are available, and some offer live teaching. Compared to simply watching YouTube videos, online teaching modules are specially designed for actual learning. They are also interactive as well and paced to prevent information overload.
Some classes can also provide you with certificates that you can use to beef up your resume. Online education is a great way to invest in your future through learning even if you do not access to a physical classroom, and you can learn in the comfort of your own home.
You do not need to be stuck at home without anything to do but scroll through mindless social media feeds or stuffing yourself while binge-watching movies for the tenth time. You can make the most out of this time to do lots of things that are much more productive.
Earn more and declutter at the same time. You can also find avenues to express your views and creativity to a wider audience. Even better, make it a point to learn a new skill by enrolling in online education. Classes are readily available, and you can start learning now.
Start a Blog or Vlog
Blogs are sites that you maintain and fill with content that can be about any topic under the sun. It can be about movie reviews, product reviews, or opinion about current events. You can also insert audio clips, videos, images, and charts for even better content. An alternative to blogging is vlogging. Vlogging entails having you or someone else present content directly. You will need a high-quality video camera and mike to pull this off. You can also be creative and add animation and other content to make your videos more interesting.
Not only is blogging and vlogging a good way to express your ideas and creativity, but you can also earn through ads or even affiliate marketing. If you are just starting out, you may not earn a lot or at all. However, there are those that earn thousands of dollars a week through this type of venture.
Sell Your Stuff Online
Selling your stuff is a perfect way to declutter your bedroom. It can earn you some money as well. Simply go to selling sites like eBay or Craigslist and post your items for sale. Make sure that you are able to provide clear pictures and write detailed descriptions about the item. Almost any item can be up for sale. Used clothes typically earn you a fraction of its original cost. However, some goods such as collectables or antiques can fetch a lot of money online. Examples of these are old china, baseball cards, or even rare soda or perfume bottles.
Liquidating your old or used items like clothes, toys, or even gadgets and furniture will help clear up a lot of space in your home. The extra cash can also help a lot especially in this time of need. Make sure, though, that all items are sanitized before you ship them off, and maintain social distancing and safety at all times when meeting up.