3 ways to make this time count

Is it Thursday? Or Tuesday? We’re not sure either. For many of us who have converted to remote work, our home and office have become one and the same. There was a day when we asked for this change of pace. We would daydream about ditching our frustrating commute or using our own coffee pot. We can all agree that we may have arrived at our daydream a little faster than we had imagined.

When your office is ten yards from your bed and your day is a blur, you may be feeling a lack of purpose. Rest assured, there are ways we can maintain a productive routine. Read on for some strategies to make good use of this time. You’ll be thanking yourself when you’re back to the old grind.

Learn Something New 

If you’ve noticed a calmer pace in your work, now may be a good time to tackle that topic you’ve wanted to learn a bit more about. The good news is, many options are accessible right from your desk. Davenport University’s IPEx is offering the Impact Series. Login around lunch just one time a week for a little over an hour. You can choose from a range of topics like financial management, coaching and emotional intelligence. 

Looking for something a little out of the box? You might want to sign up for a Masterclass. Cook pasta from scratch with the pros, or learn to hit a 3-pointer like Steph Curry. If learning these skills has been on the backburner for you, now is the time!

Help Someone Else 

By dropping your daily commute, you may have been given the gift of time. Why not take this opportunity to help someone who needs it? You could sew masks for a nursing home or simply make a drop-off dinner for an elderly neighbor. Reaching out to friends and family who could be struggling during this time is also a good option. Pick up the phone and check-in; you won’t regret it. 

Breathe

Here’s a simple one, but definitely not the easiest: take a deep breath. Whether life has sped up to an unmanageable pace or slowed down to a boredom-inducing crawl, make sure you’re breathing through it all. The good news is, there’s an app for that! Try downloading a user-friendly meditation app like Headspace or Calm. Remember, there is no one right way to meditate. If you’ve slowed down and embraced the quiet, chances are you’re going to benefit from your practice. 

Do you have another tip to share for navigating this time? Reach out to us! We’d love to hear what’s been working for you. In the meantime, see you online

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