Public spaces are closing, work is being suggested to be done remotely if possible, restaurants are limiting their hours / only offering delivery, Minnesotans are about to experience a lot of time staying at home.

Of course, this is for the benefit of the public and those most vulnerable to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Individuals quarantining themselves and avoiding crowded spaces is the ultimate way to reduce the spread of the virus.

This new temporary change in life doesn’t mean productivity has to be thrown out the window. In fact, all the time that you can no longer use in social and entertainment activities can be invested back in yourself.

Here’s how to stay productive while staying at home:

Find a new hobby or make time for one that you never had time to develop.

Work for that promotion… go the extra mile. Employers will be impressed to see you working twice as hard remotely, and during a crisis. Don’t let the pandemic discourage you from working for a better future.

Have you had secret desired plans that you never had time to execute? A dream vacation? A new business idea? Reading a book? Maybe, even writing one? Invest your time in pursuing a goal. It’s never too late for that New Years resolution…

The gyms closing is not an excuse to get out of shape. Do a little research and get creative with workouts that you can do at home. Get your partner and family involved to make sure that all the new time spent in-doors doesn’t negatively impact your health. The outdoors will be your friend, and you’re least likely to catch the virus working out outside as opposed to a crowded gym.

Get creative with cooking. Less time spent in restaurant means that you have more time for home cooked meals with the family. Learn recipes or invent your own! If you start viewing it less like a chore and more like an activity, cooking can be very therapeutic… not to mention delicious.

Stay informed. Don’t let panic outweigh facts. Wash your hands. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. We will get through this together!

Find out more info on how to protect yourself and your family from the coronavirus, here. Staying proactive is also about focus and attitude, you can learn more about upgrading your productivity, here.