7 Things I Learned About Productivity While in Quarantine

With some trials and errors and adjustments for my particular situation and inclinations, here are some things that worked well and allowed me to make the most out of this social distancing period.

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1. Don’t Skip Your Workout.

The first week I was extremely motivated. I worked out every day, alternating mobility exercises with a bodyweight strength workout.

2. A Morning Routine Isn’t Enough, Do This As Well.

I’ve been reading and effectively practicing a morning routine for more than a year already. However, after the second week, I spent continuously at home, I realized that I was going to bed later and later.

3. Avoid Overstimulation

With no one checking on your and activities outside to motivate you, I found it easy to spend more time on social media or to read the news.

4. First Things First

I know it is a cliché in productivity tips posts, but doing the most challenging activity in your to-do list first is even more important when you spend most of your time home. Make it a habit.

5. Get a Work Routine

Probably the most important thing I learned is to make deep work a habit over this period.

6. Get a Productivity Coach

Having someone who not only gives you accountability but also improves your process has been essential for me.

7. Virtual Hangouts Are Great!

Social distancing is critical to make this pandemic slow down. However, this doesn’t mean that you should stop getting in touch with your friends!


We can get the most out of the adversities we are all living in. While following the guidelines of authorities, it is now time to remain more focused than ever on our goals to get the most out of this period of isolation to realize the projects we’ve been putting off before

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